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- There‚Äôs plenty to see for everyone at the 36th annual Sunbelt Ag Expo
- Corn, soybean harvest schedule
- Test drive pickup trucks
- Dairy exhibits
• The Sunbelt Expo is North America’s Premier Farm Show, offering some 300 seminars and demonstrations during the three days that will appeal to farm families and rural enthusiasts.
• This year’s show will have more than 1,200 exhibits, many of them featuring cutting-edge farm production technology.
Corn, soybean harvest schedule
Corn and soybean harvesting will only take place on Tuesday and Wednesday of the show, and for a limited time. On those two days, the corn will be picked at 11 a.m. and the soybeans will be harvested at 1 p.m.
You can download an appfor your smart phone and other handheld devices to get updates on demonstrations and events. The Sunbelt Expo Mobile App is available for the third consecutive year from Penton Media, publisher of Southeast Farm Pressand this official Expo program. The mobile app will also keep you heading in the right direction during your time in the exhibit grounds. (The app can be downloaded by clicking on the icon at the bottom of this website’s homepage).
Florida is this year’s spotlight state at the farm show. The Florida exhibit (location B-6) will feature the theme of Viva Florida 500. This is a celebration of the 500 years since Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon arrived on the shores of Florida in 1513 and gave the state its name.
While Florida’s Native American heritage dates back more than 12,000 years, Spain’s claim in 1513 began a new era. Viva Florida 500 promotes the state as a place where the world’s cultures began to unite and transform into the great nation we know today as the United States of America. A ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the Florida spotlight state exhibit will be held on the opening day of the show.
Wednesday, Oct. 16, is a day set aside for activities for Young Farmers and their families. These events will include the traditional pork barbeque cooking contest, the horseshoe pitching tournament, and an evening dinner with entertainment and valuable door prizes.
Titan/Goodyear will again sponsor a tire auction during the first two days of the show, with proceeds benefiting the Georgia FFA Foundation. Since the auction began, more than $250,000 has been raised for Georgia FFA. The auction will take place at 1 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday (location A-3). You’ll find a wide variety of tires that can be used on all terrain vehicles, combines, small tractors and logging equipment.