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Sunbelt Agricultural Expo Attracts 100,000 Attendees

Mon November 06, 2017 - Southeast Edition #23

Guests visit the Kubota exhibit area featuring a lineup of construction, farming and turf management machines.
Guests visit the Kubota exhibit area featuring a lineup of construction, farming and turf management machines.
Guests visit the Kubota exhibit area featuring a lineup of construction, farming and turf management machines. 
This Virnig root rake grapple sold at the show. (L-R) are Eric Easter, Ross Waterman, and Curtis Goettel, all of Virning, based in Rice, Minn.
The antique tractor display area and the daily antique tractor parades through the venue was, once again, a real crowd pleaser.  FAE USA Inc. showcased an array of machines and attachments for the grinding, land clearing, rock crushing and mulching industry, including the new bite limiter mulching head for depth control. 
(L-R) are Shaun Galligan, Hyundai district representative, and Tammy and Jerome Crosby and David Crockett, all of Crosby Equipment, based in Douglas, Ga.
Eric Floyd (C), Bobcat and Doosan dealer representative of Rental Inc., Dothan, Ala., provides valuable information on product offerings for the agricultural industry.  
JCB and Loftness team up to showcase their products. (L-R) are Blake Eavenson of Loftness; Ashby Graham, JCB regional sales manager; and from MacKinnon JCB, Neil Rountree, Tifton, Ga., branch, and John Miller, Jacksonville, Fla., branch. 
(L-R): Tristan and Charles Sealy, both of B&S Concrete Services, Moultrie, Ga., and Brent Jones and John Stewart, both of Bushmaster Corporation, Gadsden, Ala., gather around a display of Gehl machines equipped with Bushmaster attachments at the Don Allison Equipment/ Bushmaster exhibit. 
Frank Plotts (L) of Fecon, based in Lebanon, Ohio, discusses the centerpiece of the Fecon display, a Fecon FTX128L high performance prime mover.
(L-R): Keith Story, Houston County, Ga., board of commissioners, and Chad Skinner and John Brazel, both of Yancey Bros. Co., talk about YANCEYAG Solutions machines, as well as other Caterpillar construction machines and attachments at the Yancey Bros. Co. display. 
John Major (L) and Mary Owen, both of Paladin, stand ready to answer questions.

The 40th annual Sunbelt Agricultural Expo, "North America's premier farm show," was a success once again at Spence Field in Moultrie, Ga. Held this year on Oct. 17 to 19, the expo consistently attracts approximately 100,000 visitors to see more than 1,200 exhibitors showcasing their products and services. Attendees had the opportunity for in depth learning through educational seminars and demonstrations on the 600-acre research farm.

Show representatives said that the growth of the show over the last 40 years has been astounding.

"To put the growth into perspective, the first show in 1978 hosted 410 exhibitors on an estimated 25 acres," said Chip Blalock, executive director of the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition.


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