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UF/IFAS experts to share knowledge at 38th annual Sunbelt Ag Expo

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2010 Sunbelt Agriculture Expo in Moultrie, Georgia.

Sunbelt Agriculture Expo in Moultrie, Georgia.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Learn how protein production can more efficiently feed the world and how to prepare healthier family meals from University of Florida experts at the 38th annual Sunbelt Ag Expo – the largest agricultural expo in the southeast.

The Sunbelt Ag Expo, Oct. 20 to 22 in Moultrie, Georgia, draws more than 100,000 people each year.

“The Sunbelt Expo gives people from all walks of life a chance to learn about everything Extension offers from our experts,” said Nick Place, dean of Extension for UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

The expo features the latest agricultural research, a live farm harvest and insights into various agricultural businesses, according to its website.

UF/IFAS has a permanent building, popular with visitors because of engaging displays and giveaways such as peanuts from the Florida Peanut Growers Association, Florida Orange Juice provided by Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company and many other “Gator Giveaways.”

UF/IFAS’s three branches, Extension, research and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) will host interactive booths.

The expo is on 1,680 acres, 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. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. Admission price is $10 per person per day, or $20 for a three-day pass. Children 10 and under get in free.

 

For more information, visit www.sunbeltexpo.com.

 

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By: Beverly James, 352-273-3566, beverlymjames@ufl.edu

 

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