Excerpt from Ron Smith at Southeast FarmPress

As the 41st annual Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition wound down, Chip Blalock, executive director, sat behind his desk in the Sunbelt office in Moultrie, Ga., and reminisced.

It was an eventful week for the “North America’s Premier Farm Show,” which just a week earlier was in jeopardy of shutting down as Hurricane Michael churned through the Gulf of Mexico to eventually devastate a large swath of southwest Georgia’s agriculture. Damage was minimal at the show site, and Blalock said, “The show must go on.”

He contended that holding the Expo could serve as “a healing presence” for many who suffered catastrophic damage from the storm.

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