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Trimble Precision On Display at Sunbelt

Chuck Zimmerman

The largest field demonstration of precision applications at Sunbelt Ag Expo was conducted by Trimble. I stopped and spoke with Matt Hesse, Autopilot Sales Manager. The company was showing various levels of precision integration. They had two different land leveling systems. One used a GPS control and one used a 2D laser system. They also had their new TrueGuide passive …

Precision Agriculture, Sunbelt Ag Expo, Video

Sunbelt Ag Expo Security

Chuck Zimmerman

I don’t know how much of a security concern there is at farm shows today like Sunbelt Ag Expo but in Moultrie, GA the police looked like they were on the cutting edge with their unique tricycles. I noticed more security around the second day than the first. Perhaps that was due to more kids out? Sunbelt Ag Expo 2009 …

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Baling Hay at Sunbelt Ag Expo

Chuck Zimmerman

I got out in the field on Wednesday at Sunbelt Ag Expo and the most active area was hay baling. As you’ll see in the video clip, there were a lot of machines being demonstrated. I also stopped at the precision ag demonstrations and will have an interview from there to post later as well as getting to learn about …

Hay, Sunbelt Ag Expo, Video

Sunbelt Update From Mr. Peanut

Chuck Zimmerman

He says he’s been the media director for Sunbelt Ag Expo for 32 years and he’s Mr. Peanut. Actually he’s Tyron Spearman, Spearman Marketing. Tyron also reports for Southeast AgNet. At Expo Tyron coordinates all the requests of the media here covering the event. In the photo he’s giving us an overview of the show during our media breakfast. Tyron …

Audio, Sunbelt Ag Expo

Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Demos

Chuck Zimmerman

Field demonstrations are in full swing at Sunbelt Ag Expo. I’ve updated the photo album for you and am taking off but have a lot more to post. I’ll continue posting over the next day or so. Stay tuned. Sunbelt Ag Expo 2009 Photo Album AgWired coverage of Sunbelt Ag Expo is sponsored by .

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Water Tower View of Sunbelt Ag Expo

Chuck Zimmerman

The old water tower on the grounds of the Sunbelt Ag Expo makes a good platform to look out over the show. I climbed it last year for the first time and again this year. I’ll be out on the grounds today finding more stories and taking more photos. So keep an eye on my photo album as I add …

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Swisher Sweets Sponsors Sunbelt Award

Chuck Zimmerman

The main sponsor of the Southeastern Farmer of the Year program is Swisher Sweets. Representing them here at Sunbelt Ag Expo is Mr. J. Thomas Ryan, Swisher International. I talked with him prior to the Willie B. Withers luncheon. He says it’s the 20th year that the company has sponsored the awards program. He says business is good for his …

Agribusiness, Audio, Sunbelt Ag Expo

Georgia Agri-Leaders Forum Foundation

Chuck Zimmerman

The emcee for the Willie B. Withers luncheon at Sunbelt Ag Expo was Mr. Jimmy Hill, President/CEO, Georgia Agri-Leaders Forum Foundation. Jimmy says they develop leaders in agribusiness and forestry with a 12 month program. He says they have 18 people involved in this year’s program. The goal is to develop leaders who will get involved and help solve challenges …

Ag Groups, Audio, Sunbelt Ag Expo

Farming Fish In Ponds

Chuck Zimmerman

There’s more than one way to farm fish. Usually you think ponds of tilapia or catfish right? Well there’s also sports fishing pond management of game fish like bass and bluegill. At Sunbelt Ag Expo they have a “fishing ponds” exhibit area. One of the exhibitors is Southeastern Pond Management. Seen in the photo is Kedric Nutt. He says his …

Aquaculture, Audio, Sunbelt Ag Expo