October 20-22, Moultrie, Ga.

A diverse array of labor-saving products, cutting-edge technology and interactive educational exhibits awaits visitors who attend the 32nd anniversary Sunbelt Ag Expo, October 20-22, in Moultrie, Ga. The Expo attracts more than 1,200 exhibitors and 100,000 attendees.

In addition to gaining hands-on access to the newest and most innovative products on the market, attendees will also benefit from the multitude of free seminars and demonstrations featuring some of the agricultural industry’s top experts. This is a unique opportunity for the show’s attendees to gain additional insight into the present and future of the farming industry from renowned experts. The first annual Technology Innovations and Solutions seminars will highlight what is on the horizon for 2010 regarding seeds, crop protection, precision agriculture, fertilizer and more.

The Expo will proudly highlight North Carolina as the 2009 Spotlight State. Organizations from this great state have put together an exciting exhibit themed “Got To Be NC Agriculture,” showing North Carolina agriculture and agribusiness.

Once again Swisher International and the Sunbelt Expo will have the honor of saluting the agriculture community and industry with the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year Award. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of this award, 10 outstanding farmers join the elite group of 157 previous winners. They will be recognized at this year’s luncheon and the overall winner will be announced at that time.

From farm to market, garden to field, classroom to home, the Expo truly has something for everyone.

The Expo’s permanent home is Spence Field, a former air base on 1,680 acres. The Expo is located four miles southeast of U.S. Hwy. 319 on Georgia Hwy. 133.

Show hours are 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, and 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Thursday. Admission is $10 per person per day, with children ages 6 and under admitted free with a parent.

For more information, check the Expo Web site, www.sunbeltexpo.com, or contact Sunbelt Expo: info@sunbeltexpo.com; 229-985-1968; or 290-G Harper Blvd., Moultrie, GA 31788.

Check Out These Folks at the Show!
A-1 Mist Sprayers Resources B-11
Agri-Cover, Inc. AB-3
Antonio Carraro Tractors C-6
Armored Textiles AB-1 22
Bag-A-Nut D-6

Cadman Power Equip.

B-8
Clean Cutter Tiller Blades AB-3
GrassWorks Weed Wiper LLC C-11 902 A & B
Greenwell Mfg. AB-4
Jacto, Inc./ Henry Mitchem Equip. Co. C-4
Kencove Farm Fence AB-2 91
Kioti Tractor A-5
Mahindra USA, Inc. A-6
Moose River Media AB-1 46 & 47
TapLogic AB-1 88 & 89
TYM Tractors C-5
US Ag LLC AB-3 22 & 23

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, October 20
10:15 a.m. Peanut Proud Ribbon Cutting, Georgia Peanut Commission, WC-9
10:45 a.m. North Carolina Spotlight State Ribbon Cutting, B-6
11-1 p.m. Meet & Greet with NASCAR’s Jeff Burton, WC-9, sponsored by Lenox.
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. Tires will range in application and include ATV, combine, small tractor and logger applications. All tires will be auctioned as single item—option to buyer as either one or as a pair of tires. Terms include cash, check or credit card as approved. This is a real auction, with a real auctioneer, bid paddles and real dollars. Once you purchase an item, it’s yours. Please note: all items must wait until 5 p.m. to remove through exit gates. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Georgia FFA (Future Farmers of America), C-3
2:30 p.m. Cow Milking Contest featuring the deans of the college of agriculture of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Auburn University, University of Georgia and University of Florida, F-7
3-5 p.m. UGA/UF/AU/CU College of Ag Alumni and Friends Ice Cream Social, Farm Press Lounge. Hosted by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Auburn University College of Agriculture and Clemson University College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences. By invitation only.

Wednesday, October 21
10 a.m./1 p.m. Farm Bill Update Seminar hosted by Bridges Sinyard. Learn about upcoming changes and ask questions concerning the Farm Bill. Located in the Farm Credit Association building, B-9
1 p.m. Lenox Car Cutting Contest: Guess the closest to the actual cutting time without going over and win a $500 Lenox tool bag. WC-9
1 p.m. Titan/Goodyear and Georgia FFA Foundation tire auction. Tires will range in application and include ATV, combine, small tractor and logger applications. All tires will be auctioned as single item—option to buyer as either one or as a pair of tires. Terms include cash, check or credit card as approved. This is a real auction, with a real auctioneer, bid paddles and real dollars. Once you purchase an item, it’s yours. Please note: all items must wait until 5 p.m. to remove through exit gates. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Georgia FFA (Future Farmers of America), C-3
2 p.m. Young Farmer Q’fest Judging, adjacent to cooking area
5:30 p.m. Young Farmer Event. Maule Aircraft Facility (open only to members of Young Farmer Associations and their families)

Thursday, October 22
1 p.m. Kitchen Craft Cookware Set Giveaway Drawing, Family Living
2 p.m. Sunbelt Ag Expo Automotive Section Prize Pickup Drawing, A-9
3 p.m. Massey Ferguson Lawn Tractor Drawing, Expo Main Gate Prize, at Flight Tower
3:15 p.m. EMCs of GA & Marathon Water Heater Drawing for a 50-gallon water heater, A-6

Each Day of the Show
Aquaculture & Pond Management Seminars
Northeast corner of exhibit area
Tuesday
10 a.m. Managing Ponds for Great Fishing
11 a.m. Profiting From Your Farm Pond
12 p.m. How to Filet Fish
1 p.m. Managing Pond Weeds
2 p.m. Aquaponics in Small-Scale Recirculating Aquaculture Systems/Growing Fish and Vegetables with Limited Resources and Space

Wednesday
10 a.m. Managing Ponds for Great Fishing
11 a.m. Pond Water Quality Management
12 p.m. How to Filet Fish
1 p.m. Managing Pond Weeds
2 p.m. Managing Ponds for Great Fishing
3 p.m. Marketing Your Fish and Shellfish

Thursday
10 a.m. Aquaculture Systems, Whose Future May Be Now
11 a.m. How to Filet Fish
1 p.m. Managing Ornamental Pools and Ponds

Equipment in the Fields
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tractor Driving Range
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Harvesting and Tillage Demonstrations

Technology Innovations & Solutions Seminars

Location, D-7 (Southern States Exhibit Building)

Tuesday
11 a.m. Precision Ag, featuring Harlan Little of AGCO, Russ Moorman of AgLeader Technology, Jared Hayes of John Deere AMS, Todd Smith of Outback Guidance Hemisphere GPS, Phil Howard of Southern States, Ron Cox and Jesse Chisholm of TopCon and Sid Siefken, Tim East and Brian Kelley with Trimble Navigation / Ag Technologies
2 p.m. Cotton Seed Varieties for 2010, featuring Josh Mayfield of Bayer/FiberMax, Dr. Steve Brown of Dow AgroSciences/PhytoGen and Chris Corkern with DeltaPine/Monsanto

Wednesday
11 a.m. Fertilizer, featuring experts from Southern States
2 p.m. Corn, Soybean and Peanut Varieties for 2010 featuring Chris Corkern of Asgrow and DeKalb, Roebie Burris of Pioneer, Southern States and Dr. John Beasley with University of Georgia

Thursday
11 a.m. Crop Protection, featuring Keith Rucker and Holly Walker of Bayer, Marvin Stewart of Dow AgroSciences, Jim Bone of DuPont, Chris Corkern of Monsanto, Southern States and Jeff Smith with Valent
2 p.m. Palmer Amaranth Pigweed Control, featuring Dr. Stanley Culpepper, University of Georgia

Expo Events in the Exhibit Area

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Tuesday
10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
MayHaw: A hilarious HeeHaw-like sketch, B-7
11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Ag Jeopardy, B-7

Wednesday
10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Agribusiness with Dustin Bass, B-7
11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.
ABAC Jazz Choir, B-7
12 p.m.
Rural Studies, B-7

Thursday
10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Facts about FACS with Dr. Darby Sewell, B-7
11:15 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Thundering Herd, B-7
12 p.m.
Rural Studies, B-7

Antique Tractor Parade Exhibit Area
Daily, 2 p.m.
Chain Saw Safety Workshops
Daily, 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., B-10
Tim Ard of Forest Applications Training, Inc. and Husqvarna. Topics include personal protective equipment, saw check, reactive forces, the notch and hinge, planning and felling. Carving will take place in between the training sessions.

EMCs of Georgia
High Voltage Demonstrations
Daily, every hour starting at 9 a.m., A-6
Oscar the Robot
Daily, A-6
Touchstone Energy Hot Air Balloon (Weather Permitting)
Daily, 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Georgia Farm Credit Association
Singer – Kirsten Underwood performing
Tuesday 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Southern States Children’s Tractor Pull
Daily, 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., D-7