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Sunbelt Ag Expo cancels 43rd annual show

Posted at 11:47 AM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 11:59:40-04

MOULTRIE, Ga. — The annual Sunbelt Ag Expo, has been canceled for the first time in its 42 years of existing.

According to a news release, the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition Board of Directors voted to cancel the 43rd Annual show scheduled for October 20-22, 2020.

Organizers said "while the Expo staff has worked diligently over the past several months to put together an action plan that would enable a safe and successful show, it has become abundantly clear that we must change course. "

Additionally, the board’s decision to cancel the 2020 Sunbelt Ag Expo was greatly impacted by its concern for valued attendees’ and exhibitors’ expenses, and their need to plan.

Officials say attendees should follow their social media channels for updates.

In addition, staff will reach out directly to each partner concerning fees and plans for the 2021 show. Exhibitors can expect to hear back beginning July 27.

Plans for the selection of the 2020 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Ag Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year Winner and the Southeastern Hay Contest Award Winners are still being finalized.

As these plans are finalized, information will be released on the expo's web site and social media pages.

In addition, the Holiday Arts and Crafts Show, hosted by the Sunbelt Ag Expo, is still scheduled at this time for November 14-15, 2020.

Sunbelt Ag Expo organizers say they look forward to greeting visitors again in 2021 as it showcases the latest in farming technology from October 19-21.