Let’s head to Georgia for the 44th Sunbelt Agriculture Expo to see everything A to Z!

The 44th Sunbelt Agricultural Expo kicked off this week in Moultrie, Georgia!

RFD-TV’s Tammi Arender caught up with Chip Blalock, the Executive Director, who says there is something for every member of the family.

One of the most prestigious awards a producer can win is the Sunbelt Southeastern Farmer of the Year award, given out each year at the Expo. Here’s this year’s winner.

Robert Saunders

There are also several non-profits at the event, and one of those is the Fellowship of Christian farmers. They are a group that goes across the world helping those hit by natural disasters.

Bill Brown

Thousands of farmers and ranchers flock to the expo to find out about new and innovative equipment that can help them on the farm. One of the manufacturers on the grounds there is Massey Ferguson.

Darren Parker

From peaches and peanuts to cotton and forestry, the ag sector brings in about $74 billion each year. Here’s Gary Black, the state’s Commissioner of Agriculture.

Gary Black

“Sweet Pro” is a company that makes a seed they say improves cut health in livestock.

Brad Thornberg

Most exhibitors are set up inside the fencing of the 600-acre complex, but there are some in-field demonstrations. Stockade Equipment was there to show the crowd how building and mending fences just got a lot easier.

Mark Schwarz

Many dealers and manufacturers like to show off their newest models. Thousands of people come to the event just for that, even if they are not a farmer or a rancher. This year, the group got to see what is called an Aerial ATV. We meet the Rise founder and creator of the flying machine.

Mike Cowitz

Farmers saw many challenges this year weather-wise, the main one being drought. That is why many had to turn to irrigation for their crops.

Andy Murdock with Zimmatic by Lindsay

Agriculture Shows
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Champions of Rural America is a half-hour dive into the legislative priorities for Rural America. Join us as we interview members of the Congressional Western Caucus to learn about efforts in Washington to preserve agriculture and tackles the most important topics in the ag industry on Champions of Rural America!
Farm Traveler is for people who want to connect with their food and those who grow it. Thanks to direct-to-consumer businesses, agritourism, and social media, it’s now easier than ever to learn how our food is made and support local farmers. Here on the Farm Traveler, we want to connect you with businesses offering direct-to-consumer products you can try at home, agritourism sites you can visit with your family, and exciting new technologies that are changing how your food is being grown.
Featuring members of Congress, federal and state officials, ag and food leaders, farmers, and roundtable panelists for debates and discussions.
Host Ben Bailey hops in the tractor cab, giving farmers 10 minutes to answer as many questions and grab as much cash as they can for their local FFA chapter.