Farming Full-Speed Ahead

Farming Full-Speed Ahead

Now that we are well into the spring season, land prep has been done and planting is underway at the Darrell Williams Research farm. The warm weather and the aroma of freshly turned dirt have us excited for what’s to come with the 2024 growing season. At the end of...
Field Day 2024 – Mark Your Calendars!

Field Day 2024 – Mark Your Calendars!

Sunbelt Ag Expo stands out from other farm shows across the country because of its 530-acre Research Farm. Each year in late March or early April, the Expo farm crew begins planting plots representing crops grown in the southeast. What better way to celebrate the days...
Thirty-Four Years of Recognizing Excellence

Thirty-Four Years of Recognizing Excellence

By Chip Blalock Thirty-four years of recognizing excellence in Agriculture is what the Sunbelt Ag Expo SE Farmer of the Year program is all about. Since 1990, we have had the honor of recognizing 296 salt-of-the-earth farm families and distributing $1,320,000 of prize...
National Ag Day

National Ag Day

It’s National Ag Day! Even though we celebrate the agricultural industry year-round here at the Sunbelt Ag Expo, we wanted to honor the people in the industry who make it possible for us to live our daily lives and raise awareness of how influential the agriculture...
It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

By Chip Blalock It takes a village to make a first-class awards program happen. Over the last 33 years, we owe a debt of gratitude to the state coordinators and nominators who make the program happen in their respective states. These folks do the behind-the-scenes leg...
The Farm Families behind the Farmer of the Year Program

The Farm Families behind the Farmer of the Year Program

By Chip Blalock Over the years we have met some incredible farm families and experienced a wide variety of family farming operations. Including, traditional row crops, beef cattle, dairy, swine, sheep and goats, equine, poultry, tobacco, fruits and veggies, nurseries,...
The Start of the Farmer of the Year Legacy

The Start of the Farmer of the Year Legacy

By Chip Blalock For the 34th consecutive year, the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition is honored to salute the agricultural community and industry with the Sunbelt Ag Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year Award.  How exactly did the Farmer of the Year program get started?...
2023 Sunbelt Ag Expo: Day 3 Recap

2023 Sunbelt Ag Expo: Day 3 Recap

Georgia EMC: Keeping the Lights On and Keeping Us Safe By Bethany Champion  An excellent feature of the Expo is having the Georgia EMC booth provide relevant education on electrical safety. Throughout the week, the booth featured friendly faces, unique demonstrations,...
2023 Sunbelt Ag Expo: Day 2 Recap

2023 Sunbelt Ag Expo: Day 2 Recap

Backyard Garden Fun By Bethany Champion All day at the Expo, you can find backyard garden and beekeeper experts at the Flint River Fresh Backyard Garden. Walking in the exhibit, you’ll find expert beekeepers to your right giving demonstrations on using hive equipment...
2023 Sunbelt Ag Expo: Day 1 Recap

2023 Sunbelt Ag Expo: Day 1 Recap

Sunbelt Ag Expo Announces 2023 Farmer of the Year By Pheobe Beard The Sunbelt Ag Expo is proud to name Steve Cobb as the 2023 Farmer of the Year. Cobb is a native of Lake City, Arkansas, and has been farming for over 50 years. Justin Ladd, Senior Financial Office of...
Spotlight Feature – Cali Mendoza

Spotlight Feature – Cali Mendoza

If you’ve ever been out to the Darrell Williams Research Farm at the Sunbelt Ag Expo, you’ve probably seen Cali around. Affectionately referred to as “the ‘glue’ that holds the Sunbelt Ag Expo together,” Cali has served the Expo and the farm...
2023 Sunbelt Shorts

2023 Sunbelt Shorts

FARMER OF THE YEAR Since its inception in 1990, the Sunbelt Expo’s Southeastern Farmer of the Year award program has evolved into the most prestigious honor in the southeast and nation with 286 outstanding agribusiness leaders being honored for excellence in...
Sunbelt place for cutting-edge weed research

Sunbelt place for cutting-edge weed research

By Brad Haire For the past few years at the Sunbelt Ag Expo, University of Georgia Extension weed specialist Stanley Culpepper, and team have evaluated the WeedOut program, particularly looking at how the novel system might fit into a cotton production system....
Georgia’s EMCs

Georgia’s EMCs

Georgia’s electric cooperatives are excited to return to the Sunbelt Ag Expo with their exhibit of electric safety, renewable resources, and interactive activities. The EMCs have been part of the Expo since the 1960s when it was known as “Dealer Days” and “Farm Power...
Aquaponics: Farming for the Future

Aquaponics: Farming for the Future

With the global population on the rise, sustainable farming is stealing the spotlight. Meet aquaponics – the dynamic duo of aquaculture and hydroponics.If you’re interested in broadening your understanding of fish farming, hydroponics, or sustainable food...
Poultry: Get All The Answers About Georgia’s Top Commodity

Poultry: Get All The Answers About Georgia’s Top Commodity

With Georgia being the number one state in broiler poultry production, it comes as no surprise that the poultry barn is quite the happening place. Whether you are a commercial grower or have a backyard flock of ten birds, you are destined to learn practical...
Equine in Action at Sunbelt

Equine in Action at Sunbelt

BRIDLE UP and trot over to the Priefert Arena to experience an equine extravaganza from all aspects of equine. At the Expo this year, you will be able to watch multiple events including reining, ranch riding, trick riders, and the crowning of a new court of the...