Ag Research And Technology Showcased

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 1.32.37 AMSunbelt Ag Expo plans field day combining education and practicality.

Looking for the latest and most pertinent agricultural research and technologies? Look no further than the Sunbelt Expo Field Day, scheduled for July 9, 2015, at the Darrell Williams Research Farm, located at the Expo Show Site. The goal of the Darrell Williams Research Farm is to provide farmers and agribusinessmen with the opportunity to combine education and practicality, which is the theme of the 2015 field day.

Attendees will be able to learn from the region’s top agricultural consultants and specialists in many diverse areas of agriculture. Thirty of the best known names in agriculture showcase plots at The Darrell Williams Research Farm. These industry leaders will be at Field Day to share their technologies and answer any questions you might have.

Southern Hospitality

The day will start with registration at 7:15 a.m. and will be complete by noon so producers can return to the farm in a timely fashion. Registration is free for anyone involved in agriculture and agribusiness and will be followed by a complimentary biscuit breakfast, exhibit viewing and welcome from Georgia Department of Agriculture and Georgia Farm Bureau. There will be door prizes and other giveaways. Trams will depart for the field demonstrations at 8:00 a.m., and tours will conclude by noon with a BBQ lunch provided by Ameris Bank.

Varieties, Products And Equipment

University researchers will also be on site to provide the latest information on topics such as soil fertility, crop protection, water management and irrigation technology, and cotton, peanut, corn and soybean seed variety trials. Researchers and agricultural companies will address current issues like low commodity prices that are driving farmers to produce top yields with the lowest inputs, weed management practices on a budget and new herbicide technologies released for 2015. These new herbicide technologies will be displayed in the cotton plots. Static exhibits will also be set up to view the newest equipment and products for 2015.

Searching For Producer Solutions

Research presented at the field day is producer driven. University researchers and company representatives gather information on the current issues facing the agricultural industry in the Southeastern region of the United States and will offer solutions catered to each farmer.

The Expo is located southeast of Moultrie, Ga., on Georgia Hwy. 133. For additional information on the field day, check the Expo Web site: www.sunbeltexpo.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, contact the Expo by e-mail at info@sunbeltexpo.com, or call 229-985- 1968. The 2015 Sunbelt Ag Expo will be held October 20-22, 2015.