Sunbelt Expo Schedule of Events

Tuesday, October 14

9:45 a.m.      Expo Opening Ceremony Ribbon Cutting – Expo Headquarters Building by Main Gate

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden bringing special remarks

10:15 a.m.      Georgia Spotlight State Exhibit and Building Ribbon Cutting, B-6

10:30 a.m.      Ribbon Cutting for Centennial Celebration of Smith Lever Act, B-6

10:50 a.m.     Rural Lifestyle Pavilion Ribbon Cutting, North End of WB-7

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

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)

 

Wednesday, October 15

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 – Northwest corner of exhibit area

05:30 p.m.            Young Farmer Event – Maule Aircraft Facility

(Open only to members of Young Farmer Associations and their families)

 

Thursday, October 16        

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

 


Events in Exhibit Area

 

Alpaca Seminars & Demonstrations – F-8

Topics & Times posted at Exhibit

 

Aquaculture & Pond Management Seminars – Northeast corner of exhibit area

Tuesday

9:30 a.m.            Managing Ponds for Great Fishing
10:30 a.m.             How to Filet Fish
11:30 a.m.            Backyard Aquaculture – Small Scale Fish Farming for home or profit
12:30 p.m.             Managing Pond Weeds
1:30 p.m.            Growing Fish Using In-Pond Raceways – A New Technology

Wednesday

9:30 a.m.            Managing Ponds for Great Fishing
10:30 a.m.             How to Filet Fish
11:30 a.m.            Introduction to Aquaponics
12:30 p.m.            Aquaponics: Using Fish Nutrients to Grow Plants
1:30 p.m.         Growing Fish Using In-Pond Raceways – A New Technology
2:30 p.m.            Managing Ponds for Great Fishing
3:30 p.m.            Managing Pond Weeds

Thursday

9:30 a.m.            Aquaponics: The Plant Stuff – Introduction To Integrating Green Vegetables
10:30 a.m.            How to Filet Fish
11:30 a.m.             Commercial Indoor Tilapia Farming and Marketing
12:30 p.m.             Growing Fish Using In-Pond Raceways – A New Technology
1:30 p.m.            Aquaponics – Integrating Fish and Vegetable Production

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

10:00 a.m.            Maximizing Winter Annual Production
11:00 a.m.            Critical Cow Care Check-Up
12:00 Noon            Producer Perspective
1:00 p.m.             Winterizing the Cow Herd/Growing Quality Forages
2:00 p.m.            What’s Your Beef? A Look at Consumer Preferences and Misconceptions

Dairy Seminars – F-7

Dairy Specialists from UGA and UF will be on hand each day to answer questions.

10:00 a.m.             Milking Demonstration – Mobile Dairy Classroom
10:30 a.m.             Pregnancy Diagnosis Using Ultrasonography (Tuesday and Wednesday)
11:00 a.m.             Milking Demonstration – Mobile Dairy Classroom
11:30 a.m.             Basic Steps for Reducing Heat Stress (Tuesday)

Are You Feeling OK? How to Access Calf Health (Wednesday and Thursday)

1:00 p.m.            Milking Demonstration – Mobile Dairy Classroom
1:30 p.m.            From Grass to Milk (Tuesday)

Basic Steps for Reducing Heat Stress (Wednesday and Thursday)

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

 

Equine Demonstrations & Seminars – Priefert Horse Arena, E-11

9:30 a.m.            Welcome & Introduction of Sunbelt Expo Rodeo Queen Pageant Royalty
10:00 a.m.            Brian Sumrall – American Stock Horse Clinician
11:00 a.m.            Barrel Racing Education & Demonstration – Tracey Perryman
12 noon            Georgia Special Olympics-How Kids with Special Challenges Work with Horses
1:00 p.m.            Barrel Racing Education & Demonstration – Tracey Perryman
2:00 p.m.            Brian Sumrall – American Stock Horse Clinician
3:00 p.m.            Barrel Racing Education & Demonstration – Tracey Perryman

 

Cooking with Lauri Jo & Friends – Family Living Building

Each Day Lauri Jo (Lauri Jo’s Southern Style Canning) with the assistance of a celebrity friend will show you how to prepare some of her favorite dishes.

Tuesday             10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 – James Farmer of James Farmer Inc.
Wednesday            10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 – Rodney Miller & Jann Carl of Small Town Big Deal
Thursday            10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 – Hwy 55

 

Georgia Grown and Georgia Dept. of Agriculture – Across from Expo HQ at Main Gate

Tuesday

9:00 a.m.            Georgia Grown Appetizers
11:00 a.m.            Georgia Grown Lunch Ideas
1:00 p.m.            Georgia Grown Dinners

Wednesday

10:30 a.m.            Live Taping “Meals from the Field” Cooking Segment for Georgia Farm Monitor
12:30 p.m.            Favorite Recipes from the Governor’s Mansion
2:00 p.m.            Flower Arranging Made Easy
3:00 p.m.            Food Safety Trivia

Thursday

9:30 a.m.            Favorite Recipes from the Governors’ Mansion
11:00 a.m.            Georgia Grown Appetizers
1:00 p.m.            Food Safety Trivia

 

Goat & Sheep Herd Health Seminars – E-11

9:00 a.m.            Dairy Goat Milking Demonstration
10:00 a.m.            Goat and Sheep Health Topics
11:00 a.m.            Foundations for Success with Sheep/Goats
12:30 p.m.            Dairy Goat Milking Demonstration
1:30 p.m.            Goat and Sheep Economics and Marketing
2:30 p.m.            Feeding and Nutrition
3:30 p.m.            Dairy Goat Milking Demonstration (Tuesday and Wednesday only)

 

Poultry Seminars – E-6

Tuesday
10:30 a.m.            Biosecurity in Backyard Flocks
2:00 p.m.            Poultry Health Updates

Wednesday
10:30 a.m.            Starting a Layer Flock
2:00 p.m.            Keeping Your Poultry Flock Healthy

Thursday
10:30 a.m.            Backyard Flock Production
2:00 p.m.            Chick Quality

Rural Lifestyle Pavilion – North End of WB-7

10:00 a.m.            Getting Started with Backyard Chickens, Andy Schneider, Chicken Whisperer®
10:45 a.m.            Pollination of Your Vegetable Crop
11:30 a.m.            Small Fruit of the South
12:30 p.m.            Setting Up a Brooder, Andy Schneider, Chicken Whisperer®
01:15 p.m.            Growing Vegetables 10” Above Native Soil
02:00 p.m.            Herbs in the Landscape
02:45 p.m.            Coops, Predators and Nutrition, Andy Schneider, Chicken Whisperer®

Chevy Test Track – C-13
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.            Chevy Truck Driving Range

Antique Tractor Parade2:00 p.m. each day

EAGLES VISTAS LLC – WA-7

“Everything you wanted to know about crop dusting, but were afraid to ask”

For more information please refer to article on page

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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
Touchstone Energy Hot Air Balloon                        9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday & Wednesday 9:00 a.m. on Thursday only

David Ragan – Driver #34 Ford for Front Row Motorsports – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

TUESDAY ONLY – 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. NASCAR driver David Ragan will be signing autographs and taking photos at the Georgia Peanut Commission Building located WC-9

The Peterson Brothers sponsored by AgAmerica Lending – West side of A-9

YouTube sensations Peterson Brothers spread the agriculture message through their parodies of poplar songs to Expo For more information please refer to article on page

10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. daily

American Grand Finals Stockdog Trials - Field at north end of exhibit area

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

 


Field Events

Harvesting and Tillage Demonstrations

Trams depart from the Tram Station (north of D-1) 15 minutes prior to the posted Demonstration Time.

At the conclusion of the demonstration the trams will return directly to the shuttle station. These trams do not travel to any other areas of the fields.

All times are subject to weather permitting

 

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Tillage Demonstrations
12:45 p.m. & 2:45 p.m. Peanut Harvesting Demonstrations
12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. Cotton Harvesting Demonstrations
2:30 p.m.   Cotton Harvesting Demonstrations (Tuesday and Wednesday only

Tuesday & Wednesday ONLY

11:00 a.m. Corn Harvesting Demonstrations
1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Soybean Harvesting Demonstrations

Hay Demonstrations

Trams depart from the Tram Station (north of D-1) 15 minutes prior to the posted Demonstration Time.

At the conclusion of the demonstration the trams return directly to the shuttle station. These trams do not travel to any other areas of the fields.

All times are subject to weather permitting

 

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
11:30 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

 

Equipment Test Tracks & Demonstrations

Trams depart from the Tram Station (north of D-1) to take visitors directly to and from these specific areas.

John Deere Gator Test Track – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily

For more information, please refer to article on page 24 – Test drive the latest John Deere Gator models

Titan Tire Test Track – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Test drive equipment with unique tire configurations used by real growers to overcome challenges in the field

CAN-AM ATVs – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Test drive a Can-Am off-road vehicle designed for exhilaration

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Demonstration

For more information, please refer to article on page 22.

10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.