June 05, 2017
By Ellie Isbell
Alabama farmers are encouraged to attend the Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day July 13 to explore the latest agronomic research in the Southeast. Information will be presented at the Darrell Williams Research Farm in Moultrie, Georgia regarding crop protection, soil fertility, irrigation and commodities including cotton, peanuts, corn, soybeans and forages.
The Alabama Farmers Federation’s Carla Hornady said cutting-edge variety trials and technology demonstrations will highlight the event.
“Research is done in collaboration with farmers, industry professionals and universities to determine the best methods to economically, environmentally and socially address farming challenges,” said Hornady, a Sunbelt board member. “This free event provides farmers a great opportunity to see the latest technology at work and talk with industry partners about how that technology may be used on their own farms.”
The tour consists of 30 tram stops covering more than 600 acres of research plots. After the tour, attendees may discuss research with some of Georgia’s leading agronomists, equipment manufacturers and other industry partners.
Certified crop advisors in attendance may receive continuing education unit credits for participating.
Registration, breakfast and exhibits open at 7:15 a.m. Tram field tours begin at 8 a.m. and return at noon. The event concludes with a barbecue lunch and a drawing for a Brown Rotary Mower 416, a shotgun and a $250 Titan/Goodyear Tire gift certificate. In addition, each attendee will receive a Sunbelt Ag Expo cap.
This event is sponsored by the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UGA Cooperative Extension, the Georgia Department of Agriculture, Georgia Farm Bureau, Ameris Bank and other industry sponsors.
For more information and to view the Field Day guide, visit sunbeltexpo.com.