Celebrating Georgia Peanut Commission 50th Anniversary

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One of the things I did not get to participate in at Sunbelt Ag Expo was the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Georgia Peanut Commission. Thanks to Willie Vogt, Farm Progress, I got this photo of the peanut cake that was cut and shared at the event. The Georgia Peanut Commission also broke ground recently on a new …

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Last Day of Sunbelt Ag Expo

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My visit to this year’s Sunbelt Ag Expo was a relatively short one and the weather during the first two days was not very cooperative. I had to get back on the agriblogging highway mid day yesterday so I did not get as many interviews as I had hoped. There was a huge line of cars and trucks trying to …

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What Would You Do With A New Boomer Tractor

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The weather has been a little up and down for opening day of the Sunbelt Ag Expo. Actually, the morning was pretty nice but after lunch the rain kind of set in. I had a nice time this morning working with New Holland on behalf of their Boomer 555 Contest. I’m collecting some interviews for this social media campaign like …

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Southeastern Farmer of the Year

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Congratulations to Thomas E. Porter, North Carolina, for receiving the 2011 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year. He received the award along with his wife, Vicky, during the annual Willie B. Withers luncheon. The Porters farm hay and are also involved in swine, poultry and beef cattle. Tommy says he always wanted to farm. He had the opportunity …

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Preview of Sunbelt Ag Expo

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Hello from Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, GA. Here’s Executive Director, Chip Blalock, addressing the media at this morning’s breakfast. I spoke with Chip and got a comprehensive overview of all that you’ll find at this year’s show. We’re hoping the forecast is a little off on timing today since rain is forecast but one way or the other the …

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Agriblogging At Sunbelt Ag Expo This Week

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It’s time to hit the agriblogging highway. I’m on the way to spend a little bit of time this week at the 2011 Sunbelt Ag Expo. I’ll mainly be working with sponsor New Holland. We’re in the later stages of the New Holland Boomer 555 Contest. This social media driven promotion is going very well. You can learn all about …

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Sunbelt Know On The Go App

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Joining the ranks of farm shows with an app is the Sunbelt Ag Expo. It’s the Know On The Go app for all your mobile device types. It’s on my iPhone already because I’ll be there next week thanks to the support of the New Holland Boomer 555 Contest! “Know on the Go” is the official mobile app for the …

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Robert Dasher is Southeastern Farmer of the Year

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I sure wish I was in Georgia where the sun is shining on the Sunbelt Ag Expo. The winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year was announced today. He’s Robert Dasher of G&R Farms in Glennville, GA. He’s a pioneer in the Vidalia sweet onion industry. Dasher was announced as winner during the Willie B. Withers …

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Blade Energy Crops From Ceres

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Have you ever wondered what switchgrass looks like? That’s it behind Cory Christensen, Director of Product Managment, Ceres, who was conducting Sunbelt Ag Expo presentations in the field. He says it’s a first season stand of their Blade energy crop. It was developed specifically for the southeast. Since it’s the first season for this crop they won’t harvest it at …

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Meet US Farm Data

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US Farm Data is the new name of what we knew as GoLeads Farm. The new name goes along with a new commitment to agricultural marketing. At the Sunbelt Ag Expo I spoke with Chris Sidles, National Accounts, who tells us what the company offers and why they created a new name. To start with he says they’re a full …

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