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Georgia: Sunbelt Expo Celebrates 40 Years – October 17-19, Moultrie

Ernst Undesser
By Doug Mayo, University of Florida Extension Agent October 2, 2017

Georgia: Sunbelt Expo Celebrates 40 Years – October 17-19, Moultrie

Aerial photo of the 100 acre exhibit area of the Sunbelt Ag Expo. Photo: Sunbelt Ag Expo

The Sunbelt Agricultural Expo will celebrate its 40th anniversary with this year’s show to be held on Tuesday, October 17 through Thursday, October 19, 2017 just outside of Moultire, Georgia. 

Physical Location:  290-G Harper Boulevard, Moultrie, GA 31788-2157. 

Gates open at 8:30 AM Eastern Time and close at 5:00 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday, and at 4:00 PM on Thursday.  The entry fee is $10 per person at the gate, or $8 per person in advance through October 13th.

The 40th Annual Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition is an ag based trade show located at Spence Field in Moultrie, Georgia. The Expo showcases the latest in agricultural technology hosting 1200 exhibitors in its 100-acre static exhibit area.

The 600-acre working research farm gives visitors the opportunity to see first-hand the equipment performing in the harvesting and tillage demonstrations that are held each day. Twenty-one specialty sections along with educational seminars, demonstrations, and test tracks all combine to create “North America’s Premier Farm Show.”

The 600 acre working farm provides an opportunity to see numerous types of harvest equipment from multiple companies in action on the field tours. Credit: Sunbelt Ag Expo

There truly is so much to see and experience at this annual event.  There is a tremendous variety of exhibits, demonstrations, and vendors to see for every type of agriculture, from row crop farmer, livestock rancher, vegetable producer, and homesteader.

There are sections devoted to managing fish ponds, home gardening, all types of livestock including poultry, cattle, horses, and goats, all sorts of field crops, and every type of equipment used on the farm in the south.  Plus there are field demonstrations of peanut, cotton, and hay equipment.

There are stock dog trails and fishing demonstrations, cooking and gardening demonstrations, food vendors, and new equipment and gadgets to make all sorts of jobs easier. This event provides a unique opportunity to see the latest innovations and technology for the commercial farm to the part-time small farm and homestead.

UF/IFAS Extension and other land-grant universities also have exhibit barns at the Sunbelt Ag Expo.  Stop by the UF/IFAS barn on your visit and enjoy some free orange juice and peanuts.  This year the theme of the exhibit is plant production with interactive exhibits featuring horticulture, crops, and forages.  Extension agents from across Florida will be manning the exhibits, so come by to see us while you are there.

This show is so diverse and so large you want to have a plan before you come.  Wear comfortable shoes and bring cash to purchase food and beverages.  There is even an app that you can download for your smart phone to guide your visit: 2017 Sunbelt Ag Expo App.

Use the following link to view the schedule of the numerous seminars, demonstrations, and events scheduled for this year’s Ag Expo, so you can set your own schedule for the days you attend:  2017 Sunbelt Ag Expo Schedule of Events.  

Check out this year’s promotional video to see the wide variety of opportunities that await at this years’ Sunbelt Expo:

2017 Sunbelt Ag Expo from Erin Freel on Vimeo.


Source: : http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/29/2017-sunbelt-ag-expo-october-17-19/

Ernst Undesser
By Doug Mayo, University of Florida Extension Agent October 2, 2017