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MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  The 33rd annual Sunbelt Ag Expo kicks off Tuesday morning in Moultrie.

Tens of thousands of visitors can see 1,200 exhibits, but none of them will have a political agenda. The Expo is at 99-percent of their capacity for vendors. They even moved some exhibits around this year to make more space to accommodate all the requests, but they turned some vendors away.

With two weeks to the election, the Expo got a lot of requests from political candidates wanting to set up booths. The Expo has a strict policy about giving politicians exhibition space.

"We could probably fill the family living building up with political exhibits but that's not what we're about. We're an agricultural trade show," said Chip Blalock, Sunbelt Ag Expo Exec. Director.

Politicians will be permitted to walk the grounds and hand out flies or information, but they can't have a booth. The gates at Expo open over the next three days at 8:30 A.M.

Tuesday Governor Sonny Perdue, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and other state officials will be on hand for an invitation only luncheon and the announcement of Farmer of the Year.


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