October 18-20, Moultrie, Ga.

The Sunbelt Ag Expo is an agricultural-based trade show held at Spence Field in Moultrie, Ga. This year’s show is October 18-20. The event attracts upwards of 100,000 visitors from all over the country. Visitors come for three days to peruse 4,000 product lines from 1,200 commercial exhibitors, and capitalize on educational opportunities from university and college research specialists.

Show hours

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Tuesday and Wednesday)

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Thursday)

Admission is $10 per person per day. Children 12 and under admitted free with parent. $20 for a multiday admission ticket.

For more information and registration, write to Sunbelt Ag Expo, 290-G Harper Boulevard, Moultrie, GA 31788-2157; call 229-985-1968; fax 229-890-8518; email info@subeltexpo.com; or visit www.sunbeltexpo.com.

The expo’s unique site has a 100-acre exhibit area adjoining a 600-acre working research farm. In the exhibit area, which includes both outdoor and indoor exhibits, visitors will find every imaginable product or service a farm could ever need. In addition to the static exhibits, visitors can attend educational, entertaining seminars and demonstrations offered in a variety of specialized areas. Visitors can take a tram from the exhibit area to the fields where cotton, peanuts, corn, soybeans and hay are being harvested. These harvesting demonstrations, as well as tillage demonstrations, equipment driving ranges, irrigation technology and precision ag demonstrations all provide opportunities to see and compare a wide range of equipment in an actual working setting. Company representatives and specialists are in the fields to answer visitor questions.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, October 19

9:50 a.m. Arkansas Spotlight State Ribbon Cutting, B-6

10:10 a.m. Georgia Agriculture Building Ribbon Cutting, Main Gate

10:30 a.m. Reinke Irrigation Groundbreaking, B-8

11 a.m. Georgia Peanut Commission 50th Anniversary Celebration, WC-9

12 p.m. Willie B. Withers Luncheon (by invitation only) & Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year Announcement, Maule Aircraft Facility

1 p.m. Titan / Goodyear and Georgia FFA Foundation tire auction, A-3

3-5 p.m. UGA/UF/AU/CU College of Ag Alumni and Friends Ice Cream Social, Farm Press Lounge.

Wednesday, October 19

10 a.m. Georgia Agriculture Update and Forecast with Honorable Gary Black, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture at Farm Credit of Georgia exhibit, B-9

1 p.m. Titan / Goodyear and Georgia FFA Foundation tire auction, A-3

1:30 p.m. Georgia Peanut Commission 50th Anniversary Celebration, WC-9

2 p.m. Young Farmer Q’fest Judging – adjacent to cooking area

5:30 p.m. Young Farmer Event – Maule Aircraft Facility

Thursday, October 20

1:30 p.m. Georgia Peanut Commission 50th Anniversary Celebration, WC-9

Each Day of the Show

Field Demonstrations and Test Tracks

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tractor Driving Range

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. GMC/Chevy Truck Driving Range

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Harvesting and Tillage Demonstrations

11 a.m. Innovation in Irrigation ~ Georgia Style; Wednesday and Thursday

2 p.m. Innovation in Irrigation ~ Georgia Style; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday