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Something for everyone at Sunbelt Expo

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

The 34th annual Sunbelt Ag Expo is underway. It is hugely important to people in agriculture.

1,200 exhibitors are displaying the latest farming technology and showing consumers the future of agriculture.

But even if you are not a farmer, this is an event you don't want to miss.

From sheep herding dogs to a full fledged rodeo, the Sunbelt Expo promises a wide variety of entertainment for the whole family.

Even through the rain, thousands of people came out to the first day of the 34th annual Sunbelt Ag Expo.

"Come and enjoy yourself, be with people and shop, and look at all the exhibits and stuff, it is just, there is not anything else like this one," says Johanne Korn.

Johanne Korn drove 8 hours from Menlo Park, Florida with her 11 year old Border Collie named Ty, to enter the Stock dog trials.

"Its instinct, they are just born with it, but you start with them and put it under control so they do it your way, instead of just chasing sheep," says Korn.

This year, stock dogs and their handlers will be moving both sheep and cattle, a skill that takes years of training.

Ricky Griffis came for the day with his wife and two daughters to look at cattle and goats.

"Well our kids are involved in 4H and we live in an agricultural type of community so we come every few years, just to see what they have to offer new," says Ricky Griffis.

But it seems they were distracted by the full fledged rodeo show.

Beth Button hasn't missed the Sunbelt Expo for the last 6 years.

She drives 8 hours each October to keep up to date on new farming equipment.

"We have cattle so we try to see what is new, what equipment that we might be able to get later on," says Beth Button.

As you can see, you don't have to be a farmer to enjoy a day at North America's Premiere Farm Show.

The expo offers the most efficient means of finding it all in one place at one time.

This year there is a mobile app you can download called "Know on the Go" to help you locate certain booths and search for companies.

The Sunbelt Ag Expo mobile app is available in the Apple iTunes or App store, Blackberry App World, and Android Market.

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