Sunbelt Expo Schedule of Events

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Tuesday, October 15

9:45 a.m.         Opening Ceremony with Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden, Expo Headquarters

10:30 a.m.       Florida Spotlight State Ribbon Cutting, B-6

12:00 noon      Willie B. Withers Luncheon (by invitation only) & Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year Announcement, Maule Aircraft Facility

1:00 p.m.         Titan / Goodyear and Georgia FFA Foundation tire auction. Tires will range in application and include ATV, combine, small tractor and logger applications. All tires will be auctioned as single item; Option to buyer as either one or as a pair of tires. Terms include cash, check or credit card as approved. This is a real auction, with a real auctioneer, bid paddles, and real dollars. Once you purchase an item, it’s yours to go home with.  Please note all items must wait until 5 p.m. to remove through exit gates.  All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Georgia FFA (Future
Farmers of America), A-3

2:30 p.m.         Cow Milking Contest featuring the Commissioners of Agriculture, F-7

3-5:00 p.m.      UGA/UF/AU/CU College of Ag Alumni and Friends Dessert Social, Farm Press Lounge. Hosted by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Auburn University College of Agriculture and Clemson University College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences. BY INVITATION ONLY.

5-6:30 p.m.      Auburn University College of Agriculture Reunion Reception, D-6 (By Invitation only) Click here for more details!

 

Wednesday, October 16

1:00 p.m.         Titan / Goodyear and Georgia FFA Foundation tire auction. Tires will range in application and include ATV, combine, small tractor and logger applications. All tires will be auctioned as single item; Option to buyer as either one or as a pair of tires. Terms include cash, check or credit card as approved. This is a real auction, with a real auctioneer, bid paddles, and real dollars. Once you purchase an item, it’s yours to go home with.  Please note all items must wait until 5 p.m. to remove through exit gates.  All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Georgia FFA (Future
Farmers of America), A-3

2:00 p.m.         Young Farmer Q’fest Judging – adjacent to cooking area

5:30 p.m.         Young Farmer Event  – Maule Aircraft Facility (open only to members of Young Farmer Associations and their families)

 

Thursday, October 17 

1:00 p.m.         Kitchen Craft Cookware Set Giveaway Drawing, Family Living

2:00 p.m.         Sunbelt Ag Expo Automotive Section Prize Pickup Drawing, North end of A-10

3:00 p.m.         Massey Ferguson Lawn Tractor Drawing, Expo Main Gate Prize – At Flight Tower

 

Each Day of the Show

Alpaca Seminars & Demonstrations – Location, F-8

Topics & Times posted at Exhibit

 

Aquaculture & Pond Management Seminars – Location, Northeast corner of exhibit area

For more information please refer to article in show guide.

Tuesday

9:30 a.m.         Managing Ponds for Great Fishing

10:30 a.m.       How to Filet Fish

11:30 a.m.       Water Gardens

12:30 p.m.       Managing Pond Weeds

1:30 p.m.         Youth and Aquaculture-High School Aquaculture Projects

2:00 p.m.         Industrial Scale Indoor Aquaculture

Wednesday

9:30 a.m.         Managing Ponds for Great Fishing

10:30 a.m.       How to Filet Fish

11:30 a.m.       Youth and Aquaculture-High School Aquaculture Projects

12 noon           Water Gardens

1:00 p.m.         Protecting Community Water Resources

2:00 p.m.         Industrial Scale Indoor Aquaculture

3:00 p.m.         Managing Pond Weeds

Thursday

9:30 a.m.         Managing Ponds for Great Fishing

10:30 a.m.       How to Filet Fish

11:30 a.m.       Aquaponics: Integrating Fish and Vegetable Production

12:30 p.m.       Exhibitors’ Hour

1:30 p.m.         In-Pond Confinement Systems for Fish Production

 

Backyard Gardening for Homeowners – Location, Family Living Building

For more information please refer to article in show guide.

Tuesday

10:00 a.m.       Small Fruit for the South

10:45 a.m.       Turning Crops into Cash

11:30 a.m.       The Three T’s of Pruning

12:30p.m.        Floriculture Design

1:15 p.m.         Camellia Culture

2:00 p.m.         Top Ten Landscape Foes for the Spring

2:45 p.m.         Growing Vegetables 10” above Native Soil

Wednesday

10:00 a.m.       Small Fruit for the South

10:45 a.m.       Turning Crops into Cash

11:30 a.m.       The Three T’s of Pruning

12:30p.m.        Floriculture Design

1:15 p.m.         Camellia Culture

2:00 p.m.         Top Ten Landscape Foes for the Spring

2:45 p.m.         Growing Vegetables 10” above Native Soil

Thursday

10:00 a.m.       Small Fruit for the South

10:45 a.m.       Turning Crops into Cash

11:30 a.m.       The Three T’s of Pruning

12:30p.m.        Floriculture Design

1:15 p.m.         Camellia Culture

2:00 p.m.         Top Ten Landscape Foes for the Spring

2:45 p.m.         Growing Vegetables 10” above Native Soil

 

Cattle Management and Forage Seminars – Location, Beef Pavilion, E-8

Sponsored by Santa Gertrudis Breeders International

For more information please refer to article in show guide.

9:30 a.m.         Market Outlook

10:00 a.m.       Forages

11:00 a.m.       Beef Cattle Care and Well Being

12:30 p.m.       Disease Traceability and Antibiotic Regulations

1:30 p.m.         Producer Panel

2:30 p.m.         Forages

 

Dairy Seminars – Location, F-7

For more information please refer to article in show guide. 

Dairy Scientists from UGA and UF will be on hand all day to answer questions.

10:00 a.m.       Milking Demonstration – Mobile Dairy Classroom

10:30 a.m.       Using Ultrasound for Reproductive Management (Tuesday and Wednesday)

10:30 a.m.       Basics of Silage Production (Thursday)

11:00 a.m.       Milking Demonstration – Mobile Dairy Classroom

1:00 p.m.         Milking Demonstration – Mobile Dairy Classroom

1:30 p.m.         From Grass to Milk (Tuesday and Thursday)

1:30 p.m.         Basics of Silage Production (Wednesday)

2:00 p.m.         Milking Demonstration – Mobile Dairy Classroom

2:30 p.m.         Cow Milking Contest featuring the Commissioners of Agriculture (Tuesday, October 15 ONLY)

 

Goat & Sheep Herd Health Seminars – Location, E-11

For more information please refer to article in show guide.

Tuesday

9:05 a.m.         Dairy Goat Milking Demonstration

10:00 a.m.       Foundations for Success with Sheep or Goats

11:00 a.m.       Sheep and Goat Health

1:00 p.m.         Dairy Goat Milking Demonstration

2:00 p.m.         Nutrition and Forages for Goats

3:00 p.m.         Marketing Options

4:30 p.m.         Dairy Goat Milking Demonstration

Wednesday

9:05 a.m.         Dairy Goat Milking Demonstration

10:00 a.m.       Foundations for Success with Sheep or Goats

11:00 a.m.       Sheep and Goat Health

1:00 p.m.         Dairy Goat Milking Demonstration

2:00 p.m.         Nutrition and Forages for Goats

3:00 p.m.         Marketing Options

4:30 p.m.         Dairy Goat Milking Demonstration

Thursday

9:05 a.m.         Dairy Goat Milking Demonstration

10:00 a.m.       Foundations for Success with Sheep or Goats

11:00 a.m.       Sheep and Goat Health

1:00 p.m.         Dairy Goat Milking Demonstration

2:00 p.m.         Nutrition and Forages for Goats

3:00 p.m.         Marketing Options

 

Poultry Seminars – Location, E-6

For more information please refer to article in show guide.

Tuesday         

10:30 a.m.       Poultry Production and Climate Change

2:00 p.m.         Alternative Litter Materials for Bedding in Broiler Houses

Wednesday

10:30 a.m.       Small Layer Flock Management

2:00 p.m.         Keeping Your Poultry Healthy

Thursday

10:30 a.m.       Biosecurity for the Backyard Flock

2:00 p.m.         Poultry Health Update

 

Southern States Equine Demonstrations & Seminars –

Location, Priefert Horse Arena, E-11

For more information please refer to article in show guide.

9:00 a.m.         Grand Entry

9:15 a.m.         Pole Bending Competition

10:00 a.m.       Calf Roping and Breakaway Roping Demos

11:00 a.m.       Trey Young HRTV Horsemanship

12 noon           Georgia Special Olympics-How Kids with Special Challenges Work with Horses

1:00 p.m.         John Spooner and Gunsmoke Cody – American Quarter Horse Foundation

2:00 p.m.         Team Roping

3:00 p.m.         Barrel Racing

 

Stockdog Trials –  Location – Field at north end of exhibit area

Stockdog Sheep Trials            8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily

 

Test Tracks  

Chevy Test Track – Location, C-13

For more information please refer to article in show guide.

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.            Chevy Truck Driving Range

John Deere Gator Test Track – Location, Field Area

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.              Real life scenarios for visitors to test drive the new Gator RSX

Titan Tire Ride and Drive – Location, Field Area

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.             Showcasing some of the unique tire configurations used by real growers in order to overcome field challenges for their applications

Harvesting and Tillage Demonstrations – Location, Take Free Shuttle Near D-1

For more information please refer to article in show guide. All times are subject to weather permitting

Tillage Demonstrations – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

10:00 a.m.

2:00p.m.

Peanut Harvesting Demonstrations – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

1:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

Corn Harvesting Demonstrations – Tuesday and Wednesday ONLY

11:00 a.m.

Soybean Harvesting Demonstrations – Tuesday and Wednesday ONLY

1:00 p.m.

Cotton Harvesting Demonstrations – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Hay Demonstrations in Fields

Tuesday & Wednesday

10:00 a.m.       Tedding

11:00 a.m.       Cutting

11:30 a.m.       Raking

12:30 p.m.       Baling

1:30 p.m.         Tedding

2:00 p.m.         Raking

2:30 p.m.         Baling

3:00 p.m.         Cutting

Thursday

10:00 a.m.       Tedding

11:00 a.m.       Raking

12:30 p.m.       Baling

1:00 p.m.         Cutting

1:30 p.m.         Tedding

2:00 p.m.         Raking

2:30 p.m.         Baling

 

Expo Events in the Exhibit Area

For more information please refer to article in show guide.

Antique Tractor Parade                                         Exhibit Area                  2:00 p.m. each day

EMC’s of Georgia                                                    A-6                 

EMC High Voltage Demonstrations                                                                        9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily

EMC Green Energy Updates                                                                                     10 a.m., 2:00 p.m. daily

Touchstone Energy Hot Air Balloon                                                                       9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Fort Valley State University                                B-5

Tuesday

10:30 a.m.       Healthy Hands and Sanitation

11:30 a.m.       Wii Challenge

1:30 p.m.         Healthy Living with Fruits and Vegetables

Wednesday

11:00 a.m.       Ag Trivia

1:00 p.m.         Wii Challenge

2:00 p.m.         Healthy Cooking in Minutes

Thursday

11:00 a.m.       Organic Gardening

University of Georgia                                                  B-5

10:30 a.m.       Small Ruminants: The Original Recyclers

11:00 a.m.       Bone Health

11:30 a.m.       Fantastic Forages

1:00 p.m.         Feeding the Worms

1:30 p.m.         BEEF: It’s Not Just “What’s for Dinner”

2:00 p.m.         Clovers and Company Performances