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Perdue urges high quality at Expo

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MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email 

Moultrie, GA (WALB) – The 33rd annual Sunbelt Ag Expo is in full swing, bringing tens of thousands of people to Moultrie to see the newest agricultural products and technology.

Crowds strolled the midway looking at displays. The longest lines seemed to be at the food booths. This year's spotlight is on growing Georgia agriculture jobs.

At the Governor's luncheon, Governor Sonny Perdue explained Georgia farmers have had to change the way they do business in the last five years.

Purdue urged farmers to continue putting out quality products that can be exported worldwide.

"Georgia's becoming renowned in a brand sort of way, and I was in China this summer. They had Georgia Pecans there in China so we're going around the world with the production and the creativity and the productivity of Georgia farmers."

This year's Southeast Farmer of the year is Georgia's Farmer of the Year Robert Dasher of Glenville. He grows Vidalia onions, corn, soybeans, and peanuts.

 

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