By Clint Thompson
Cool mornings and sunshine have provided ideal weather conditions this week for attendees at the annual Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia. As a result, an estimated 50,000 people are expected to visit the show, which concludes on Thursday.
Chip Blalock, Sunbelt Ag Expo executive director, provided farmers, industry leaders and guests from across the Southeast a glimpse into what they can expect during the three-day event.
“The good Lord has blessed us with beautiful weather this week. We’ve just got great weather, cool mornings, great exhibitors throughout the grounds with the latest in ag technology for the farmers to come in to see and experience; gather information to take back to their operations and enhance their economic and environmental sustainability,” Blalock said. “We’ve got a lot going on this week with the Farmer of the Year program, with the antique tractor pull which is new for us; tillage and peanut harvests; spray drones; hay harvests; demonstrations in the field. The livestock section will be brimming with excitement. We also have three ATV test tracks.
“There’s truly for everybody to see when they come to the show this week.”
Arkansas farmer Steve Cobb was chosen as the Sunbelt Ag Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year on Tuesday.
As always, the event would not be possible without the support of exhibitors, which spans across the entire gamut of agriculture.
“We’ve got 700 exhibitors with the best technologies that the industry has to offer. We’re looking forward to helping them showcase that,” Blalock said.
The event will conclude on Thursday. Show hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.