Sunbelt Field Day July 14

  • June 23, 2016

Brad Haire | Southeast Farm Press

The farm economy is as volatile now as ever. There is neither time nor money to waste on unnecessary inputs. Sunbelt Ag Expo continues its mission to be a premiere location for on-farm research and a place that yields information farmers can use to produce their crops more efficiently.

The Sunbelt Agriculture Expo Field Day is about the South’s top row crops and is the best time and place to see the latest crop technologies, products and research taking place at the farm. It all can be seen in just a half-day.

Sunbelt Ag Field Day will be July 14 at the Darrell Williams Research Farm, located at the Expo show site at Spence Field in Moultrie, Ga. Registration is free for anyone who works in agriculture, and the day starts at 7:15 a.m. with breakfast followed by quick welcomes and comments from the Georgia Department of Agriculture and Georgia Farm Bureau.

Shuttles will be loaded at 8 a.m. to tour the farm, where 30 stops are scheduled with specific time allotted for each stop. Participants will hear from the industry’s top consultants and specialists from the region. Farm Credit will provide the water for the water stops during the tour.

“We plan our field day to be like no other in the region in that there is really no other event where so many leading agricultural experts can be visited or where our presenters can speak with farmers in such a convenient way. Hey, the field day is in July and we know it can be tough to get away from the farm. We appreciate that because we have to get that same work done, too, on this farm. But we work to make it worth our guests’ efforts to be here” said Michael Chafin, who manages the Sunbelt Expo farm.

The tours will end by noon. Ameris Bank will provide a lunch for those who want a bite to eat before leaving or wish to stay longer to talk with sponsors and company representatives who will have booths setup where the shuttles unload passengers. There will be door prizes awarded, too