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...
Evolving educational seminars and vendors in the Beef Pavilion

Evolving educational seminars and vendors in the Beef Pavilion

The beef industry is advancing every day and there are many new inventions under the Beef Barn (also known as the Beef Pavillion). The beef barn is designed to hold many different experts and professionals in the cattle industry. Within this fast-paced industry, the...
Sunbelt Ag Expo showcases Dairy

Sunbelt Ag Expo showcases Dairy

Dairy farming is one of the most important and essential industries in the United States. Not only do dairy farmers provide us with delicious and nutritious products, but they contribute billions of dollars to the economy each year. This year, the Expo will be...
Sheep and Goat Seminars

Sheep and Goat Seminars

While grazing through the Sunbelt Ag Expo this year, you will be able to experience regenerative agriculture, a topic of growing interest where you will also be able to experience many hands-on, physical, and social activities through seminars with many experts in the...
Cultivating Backyard Gardens with Farmer Fredo

Cultivating Backyard Gardens with Farmer Fredo

Georgia is one of the top-ranking states in many sectors of agriculture, but many cities are facing urbanization. Since 2015, the Backyard Garden exhibit has become a staple at the Expo. This exhibit focuses on showing how to easily grow and harvest fruits and...