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Make Plans to Attend the 39th Annual Sunbelt Ag Expo – October 18-20, 2016

Photo courtesy of http://sunbeltexpo.com/

Photo courtesy of http://sunbeltexpo.com/

Make Plans to Attend the 39th Annual Sunbelt Ag Expo – October 18-20, 2016

Faculty from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will be available to share information regarding Florida’s Animal Agriculture Industry and projects in 4-H Animal Science, during the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia, October 18th through the 20th

Visitors come to the expo to learn about the latest agricultural research, technology and marketing tools, according to the expo web site.

Displays and exhibits in the permanent UF/IFAS building, portray the story of Florida’s animal industries, the resources that go into raising industry animals and 4-H Animal Science Project animals, and the safe preparation of animal proteins.  There will be presentations on livestock forages and poisonous plants by UF/IFAS researchers in the expo’s Beef Barn, and information regarding Florida’s fisheries will be available at the pond section.

poster-sunbeltVisitors to the UF/IFAS building will have the opportunity to sample peanuts from the Florida Peanut Growers Association and Florida Orange Juice from Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company.

Representatives from the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) will host a booth where high school students and their families can learn about the wide range of degrees and educational opportunities in the college.

The Sunbelt Ag Expo is held at Spence Field, 4 miles southeast of U.S. 319 (Veteran’s Parkway) on Georgia Highway 133 near Moultrie. Expo hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday. Admission is $10 a person per day, or $20 for a three-day pass. Children 10 and under, accompanied by a parent get in free.

 

 

 

 

 

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