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Sunbelt Ag Expo: 37th annual show ready for all ages

From rural living to on-farm equipment demonstrations to family entertainment to the top farmers in the Southeast, the 37th annual Sunbelt Ag Expo will have something for all ages. Gates open 8:30 a.m. Oct. 14, 15 and 16.

“As always we extend our welcome and thanks to our returning friends and look forward to the new ones who will join us this year,” said Chip Blalock, executive director of the Sunbelt Expo. ““The Sunbelt Expo is an unbelievable showcase of rural living blanketed with agriculture’s newest ideas and technologies. It's 3-days of fun, education and dreaming about agriculture’s future as we team together to feed, clothe and house a growing population around the world."

Each year the Sunbelt Ag Expo has a spotlight state. This year it is Georgia with the theme, “Georgia Agriculture, Always in Season,” which highlights the state’s diversity in agriculture. “They have built us a building for future spotlight states to utilize in the coming years,” Blalock said, who added the ribbon-cutting for the new building will be Tuesday morning.

This Sunbelt Expo marks the 25th year of the Swisher Sweets / Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year Award. Top farmers from each of 10 Southeastern states vie for the award each year. The overall winner will be announced at the annual luncheon the opening day of the Expo.

Also, the Peterson Brothers will perform their musical parodies and tell their entertaining stories about their lives in farming. The Midwestern boys became a social media viral sensation two years ago and have since taken their family-friendly act all over the country. They will perform each day of the Expo at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

And, as always, educational seminars for all major farm commodities and livestock interests will take place throughout the Expo grounds all three days.

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