Sunbelt Ag Expo Starts Today in Moultrie, Georgia, Continues Through Thursday

Clint Thompson Georgia

Photo by Clint Thompson/Shows Georgia Ag Commissioner Gary Black speaking during the opening ceremony of Tuesday’s Sunbelt Ag Expo.

By Clint Thompson

It will be a picturesque week in Moultrie, Georgia for farmers in the Southeast to learn about the latest technological advancements at this year’s Sunbelt Ag Expo.

There are clear skies, temperatures are cool, and excitement is in the air, says Chip Blalock, executive director of the Sunbelt Ag Expo.

Photo by Clint Thompson/Shows Georgia Governor Brian Kemp speaking during the opening ceremony of the Sunbelt Ag Expo on Tuesday.

“We’ve got beautiful Chamber of Commerce weather this week with cool, crisp days on the docket, a little bit of breeze to keep the gnats down. It’s so exciting to see our exhibitors come together to show the latest technologies and people stream through the gates every morning at 8:30 a.m. They’re coming in to see the latest technology for the farmers to take back to their operation to enhance their economic and environmental sustainability,” Blalock said.

Sunbelt Specifics

The three-day event, which concludes on Thursday, highlights agricultural production in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Kentucky. Though this is not Blalock’s first event, he embraces the show with the same excitement and passion like it is his first.

“It’s a national security issue to provide food, fiber and shelter … it’s a passion. We’re not out doing research just to be doing it, we’re doing research here to feed the world, clothe the world and provide shelter for the world and to educate people on where that comes from,” he said. “It just doesn’t magically appear in the grocery store or department store or the hardware store. It’s just a labor of love for us to give the farmers the recognition they deserve and to bring our exhibitors together so they can, as a result of the interaction and educational process, share ideas and the farmers go home with information technology to enhance their bottom line.”