By Loren Lindler
North America’s Premier Farm Show, the Sunbelt Ag Expo, is held each year in Moultrie, Georgia. The Sunbelt Ag Expo is the largest farm show in North America, boasting more than 1,200 exhibitors on a 100-acre show site. In addition, the expo’s 600-acre experimental farm allows for researchers to showcase their latest products and seed varieties at their annual Field Day and during the annual event held each October.
Held annually in July, Field Day allows researchers to show attendees their latest advancements, seed technologies, and much more. This year’s Field Day will look slightly different due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, but attendees should be pleased with this year’s changes, which includes air conditioning for all.
On July 23, the half-day event will allow visitors to drive their vehicles through the experimental farm and watch videos about each site on their smart phones. With over thirty stops, visitors will hear from a number of company vendors. This year’s field day will highlight research on cotton, corn, peanuts, soybeans, and sorghum. Along with that, visitors will be able to hear more about crop protection and irrigation.
Researchers will be present to answer any questions as attendees drive along. Visitors will be able to pull off from the path to get a closer look and chat one-on-one with researchers.
The Sunbelt Ag Expo’s Field Day event is free and will take place at the 600-acre Darrell Williams Research Farm, located at the Expo show site at Spence Field in Moultrie, Georgia. Visitors should arrive through Gate 2 anytime between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. to begin the tour.
To learn more about the Sunbelt Ag Expo or the Field Day event, visit www.sunbeltexpo.com.