New Format: Sunbelt Field Day Open for Two Weeks

Clint Thompson Georgia

UGA’s Stanley Culpepper is usually a presenter at the Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day.

By Clint Thompson

The Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day will have a different look this July. Instead of being isolated to one specific day, those interested in learning more about the research at Spence Field in Moultrie, Georgia, can visit any time during a two-week timeframe in July, explains Chip Blalock, Sunbelt Ag Expo executive director.

“We’re looking forward to a two-week Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day this year, July 10-24. We are really thinking outside the box and making it easy and convenient for farmers to come out and view the plots; cotton, peanuts, corn, bermudagrass; all the research trials, seed varieties, crop protection, soil fertility, irrigation and precision Ag,” Blalock said. “We put our heads together and came up with this outside-the-box concept. You have two weeks to come. If you catch a rain and want to come out, you can come then. If you go to church on Sunday and want to come out that afternoon, you can come then. We’re really making it more flexible. We’re going to have a starting point with a tent and the field road that goes down to Stanley Culpepper’s plot. We’ll have the No. 1 through 35 research trials. We’ll have them numbered.

UGA’s Simer Virk gets interviewed by Will Jordan with AgNet Media.

“We’re really trying to do something different to drive more traffic and show off the great research we’re doing at the Darrell Williams Research Farm here at the Sunbelt Ag Expo.”

Field Day Information

There will be written information provided in the tent set up at each numbered trial, or growers can visit the website. Videos featuring the presenters will also be available for download.

Visitors can arrive through Gate 2 any time between 8 a.m. and dark for the tour. Directional signs will guide visitors to the path of the tour. UGA researchers, Extension specialists and chemical representatives conduct research trials at the Sunbelt Ag Expo for major southern agronomic crops.