Sept. 24, 2013
Visitors at this year’s Sunbelt Ag Expo can expect to learn a lot about Florida agriculture. The Sunshine State will be spotlighted at the event, scheduled for Oct. 15-17 in Moultrie, Ga.
Florida Farm Bureau will partner with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences to welcome attendees at the Expo’s spotlight state tent. Guests will be able to view displays of the state’s farm products, educational videos and “Florida Agriculture: Then and Now,” a traveling exhibit that promotes understanding of the development of agricultural production in Florida in the 500 years since its discovery by Juan Ponce de Leon.
The Sunbelt Expo is the largest farm show held in North America. In addition to more than 1,000 exhibiters, a full agenda of demonstrations and field trials and an impressive inventory of equipment, the event features a special recognition for agricultural producers. The prestigious Southeastern Farmer of the Year award will be announced on Oct. 15.
John Scott Long of Martin County, the 2013 Florida Farmer of the Year, will compete against nine other state winners for the honor.
For more information, visit www.sunbeltexpo.com.