It’s Great to be Back

It’s Great to be Back

The 2021 Sunbelt Ag Expo has come and gone and it’s hard to believe we closed out this year’s show a week ago. All of the anticipation of reopening the gates after a year off brought great excitement and joy to all those involved. To the many exhibitors, staff members, volunteers, support...

Thursday at Expo: In Review

Thursday at Expo: In Review

Bridget Dixson, junior Agriculture Communication major from Kite, Ga, is enjoying her time at this year’s Sunbelt Ag Expo. If you were around Spence Field this morning you heard her beautiful voice singing our National Anthem. Dixson is not only serving as the reigning Ms. ABAC, but also serving...

Wednesday at Expo: In Review

Wednesday at Expo: In Review

The Youth Educational Challenges took place today at the RW Griffin Building. These challenges test the agricultural knowledge of FFA members from 6th-12th grade. The test gives FFA members who have never competed in a Career Development Event the opportunity to experience what the competition is...

Tuesday at Expo: In Review

Tuesday at Expo: In Review

2021 Swisher Farmer of the Year from South Carolina Robert Hall! Many special guests travel across the southeast to attend the Farmer of the Year banquet on day one of the Sunbelt Ag Expo. This year more than ever, with last year's awards postponed, the eager farmers from Virginia to Florida stood...

Monday at Expo: In Review

Monday at Expo: In Review

Two of my worlds are colliding this week. After spending the summer in Atlanta working for the Georgia Department of Agriculture Farmers and Consumers Market Bulletin, I headed back to Tifton to finish my last year of college. Now, as a Sunbelt Ag Expo intern, I am met with working them again, but...

Welcome to Expo Week!

Welcome to Expo Week!

We welcome our faithful visitors and exhibitors to the 43rd Annual “North America’s Premier Farm Show”­­®, the Sunbelt Ag Expo!  We can’t wait to see you when we open the gates tomorrow morning!  For all things expo, visit this week’s blog at sunbeltexpo.com/blog-series. [button...

Sunbelt Expo 2021: Our 43rd Show

Sunbelt Expo 2021: Our 43rd Show

If the latest in Agricultural technology is what you are looking for, then the Sunbelt Ag Expo is the place for you. We welcome our faithful visitors and exhibitors, who we missed so dearly in 2020, to the 43rd annual edition of “North America’s Premier Farm Show”­­®, the Sunbelt Ag Expo! As we...

Sunbelt Daily To-Dos

Tuesday: 8:00 - Media Breakfast | R.W. Griffin Stage Join us for a special welcome to all of the media and mingle with others at our exclusive Media Breakfast. 9:30 - Opening Ceremony for the 43rd Sunbelt Ag Expo | R.W. Griffin Stage At our annual Opening Ceremony, we are celebrating the 43rd...

Sunbelt Shorts: Must See While at the Expo

SWISHER FARMER OF THE YEAR Over the past thirty-one years, the Swisher/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award program has honored excellence across Southern agriculture’s diverse landscape. Farmers from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South...

Making Connections That Matter while at the Expo

Making Connections That Matter while at the Expo

Not only does the Sunbelt Ag Expo attract industry professionals, vendors, and community leaders with its many exhibits, it also brings in a large number of students and young adults on the hunt for a job. Many visit on school trips or with their local FFA or 4-H chapters. College students from...

“Horsing Around” at the Expo

“Horsing Around” at the Expo

The equine barn is stirring up loads of fun at this year’s Expo. From beauty queens to trick riders, the barn will host an array of featured guests and demonstrations. Visitors with backgrounds in the equine industry or those with a love for the thrill of trick riding will enjoy this showcase of...

What’s Cooking at the Sunbelt Ag Expo!

What’s Cooking at the Sunbelt Ag Expo!

One thing is for sure when you visit this year’s Sunbelt Ag Expo, you will not leave hungry! With everything from catfish to peanut brittle, you will get to experience Georgia’s #1 industry like never before. Cooking demonstrations hosted by regional chefs will be held every day all throughout the...

Get Ready to Engage at the Expo!

Get Ready to Engage at the Expo!

Hands-on learning experiences encompass the grounds of Spence Field during the Sunbelt Expo. Whether you are a farmer with a small operation or a teacher with a bus full of students, the expo has fun learning experiences for all. These interactive demonstrations will ignite your interests in...

Equipment Unveiling at Expo

Equipment Unveiling at Expo

With a mission of featuring the latest technology available on the market, the Expo is excited to host John Deere as a returning vendor.  This year, the company will bring for the first time to the North American market the new CP770 cotton picker, as part of the company's third generation of...

Are You Ready? We Can’t Wait to See You at Expo!

Are You Ready? We Can’t Wait to See You at Expo!

The Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition will celebrate its 43rd Anniversary show October 19-21, 2021. Over 1,200 exhibitors will display and demonstrate products and welcome thousands of visitors to the 100 acre show site. Crowned as North America’s Premier Farm Show ® and the largest Farm Show in...

Sunbelt and Swisher Celebrate Farmers of the Year

Last week brought about the long-anticipated 2021 Swisher / Sunbelt Ag Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year judging tour.  State winners were selected in 2020, but due to the postponement of last year’s tour, these winners will be honored at the 2021 Sunbelt Ag Expo. Since its inception in 1990,...

Sunbelt and Swisher Celebrate Farmers of the Year

Last week brought about the long-anticipated 2021 Swisher / Sunbelt Ag Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year judging tour.  State winners were selected in 2020, but due to the postponement of last year’s tour, these winners will be honored at the 2021 Sunbelt Ag Expo Since its inception in 1990,...

Opportunities for Youth at Expo

While the Sunbelt Ag Expo serves as a central hub during the third week of October for those in the agricultural industry to conduct business, it also serves as a place for students and young adults with a particular interest in the field of study to learn from the leaders in the industry.  Aside...

Field Day – Join us Online Thursday to Learn from the Researchers

Rain may have our fields a bit soggy, but that won’t keep us from keeping you up-to-date on the latest research happening on the Darrell Williams Research Farm.  While we can’t visit with you in person on Thursday, we look forward to you being able to watch the pre-recorded videos from wherever...

West Retires from the SAE Board

West Retires from the SAE Board

Dr. Joe West officially retired from the Sunbelt Ag Expo Board at its quarterly meeting in July.  West graciously served the SAE Board for seven years.  While he will no longer serve the Expo in this capacity, he will serve the organization for a three-year term beginning later this month as a...

It’s Almost Time

It’s Almost Time

August means it’s time for a new school year to begin.  It means high school football is right around the corner.  In the south, August means the beginning of harvest season.  On the Darrell Williams Research Farm at the Sunbelt Expo, we will soon begin harvesting corn.  In the weeks and months to...

Field Day Postponed

Field Day Postponed

We are ready to see you, but Mother Nature’s outpouring of rain over the past few days has left the fields in an impassable condition.  Regrettably, we are postponing this year’s Field Day until lots of sunshine dries out the farm.  Be sure to follow our social media channels and check...

It’s Time!

It’s Time!

It is hot in south Georgia, which means we are in full Expo planning mode. It’s time to make your plans for the 43rd Annual Sunbelt Ag Expo. No matter if you are a farmer, a rancher, a teacher, a banker, a student, a stay-at-home parent or anything in between, you will find something of interest...

Are You Planning to be at Field Day?

Are You Planning to be at Field Day?

If you don’t have it on the calendar, add it now. The Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day will be July 22, 2021. Farmers are invited to join us to learn practical information from the region’s top agricultural scientists about the newest technologies to improve farming operations. Visitors will once again...

New Technology in the Field on the Expo Research Farm

New Technology in the Field on the Expo Research Farm

Partnerships are vital to the success of the Sunbelt Ag Expo and the Darrell Williams Research Farm. Most recently, Southeast Ag Equipment and Case IH helped to expand our research capabilities on the farm by providing a Case IH 3340 sprayer. The sprayer is equipped with an individual PWM (Pulse...

Making an Impact on the Southeast

Making an Impact on the Southeast

As we round the corner toward July, we are closing in on the Sunbelt Ag Expo’s 43rd Annual Show, October 19-21. In just four months, Moultrie will welcome tens of thousands of visitors from all over the country to celebrate agriculture and the advancements that have been made in the industry...

Headed to any Conferences this Summer?

Our staff plans all year to host the Sunbelt Ag Expo each October - it’s what we live for. In addition, we host a Field Day in July, featuring all of the technology on trial on the Darrell Williams Research Farm. However, we also enjoy traveling all over the Southeast visiting with our friends and...

Is Your Hay Award Winning?

Is Your Hay Award Winning?

This year, we are excited to welcome back to the Sunbelt Ag Expo the Southeastern Hay Contest. A tradition since 2004, The Southeastern Hay Contest has been keeping hay growers striving for the best for over a decade. Those interested in hay production make up one of the largest attendee groups at...

“Art” on the Expo Farm

“Art” on the Expo Farm

Have you ever seen farm research that looks like an art project? On any given day, various types of research are being conducted on the Darrell Williams Research Farm at the Sunbelt Ag Expo. On this particular day, the research looked more like art than farm research. One of the many UGA...

Backyard Gardening – A Year-round Venture at the Expo

Backyard Gardening – A Year-round Venture at the Expo

The Sunbelt Ag Expo is grateful for the opportunity to have partnered with many groups within our community over the last several years. Since 2008, the Expo has featured backyard gardening seminars and demonstrations. In 2015, a permanent exhibit space was established that has proven to be a...

We’re Rollin’ on the Research Farm

We’re Rollin’ on the Research Farm

The largest research area on the Darrell Williams Research Farm located at the Sunbelt Ag Expo is the UGA Forage Bermudagrass Variety “Garden.”  Dr. Dennis Hancock, former UGA Forage Specialist, worked with the Sunbelt Farm Crew to establish the plot over five years ago. For the past three years,...

SAE Research Farm the Beneficiary of New Technology

SAE Research Farm the Beneficiary of New Technology

Water conservation has been at the forefront of research and policy in the Southeast for nearly as long as water has been flowing.  More recently, Reinke Manufacturing and CropX partnered to install CropX field sensors on Reinke irrigation equipment located on the Darrell Williams Research Farm...

Dr. Jensen has officially “Gone Fishin’”

Dr. Jensen has officially “Gone Fishin’”

This month, we said, “See you later,” to long-time board member, Dr. John Jensen, after 14 years of service to the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition. Dr. Jensen obtained a B.S. degree from the University of Minnesota and an M.S. and Ph.D. degrees both from Auburn University. If you know anything...

Highlighting Youth at Expo

Highlighting Youth at Expo

While the Expo’s mission is to provide ag companies a venue that is conducive to trade with customers, its extended mission supports the year-round education of all ages. Many students of all ages attend the Sunbelt Ag Expo each year. Those companies and educational partners that have realized the...

The Ag Industry is Supporting the Expo’s Research Farm

The Ag Industry is Supporting the Expo’s Research Farm

It takes a village to operate a non-profit research farm. Because of long-term relationships with many companies in the industry, the Darrell Williams Research Farm located at the Sunbelt Ag Expo is able to carry out world class research to support continued technological advancements in the...