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Georgia Agriculture is now a permanent building at Expo

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

Expo managers constantly work to improve their facilities.

They cut the ribbon on the Georgia Agriculture building.

The Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Farm Bureau Federation are sponsoring a new, permanent exhibit building right at the main gate.

It's equipped with a full size test kitchen for cooking demonstrations and areas for seminars to showcase Georgia's largest industry.

The Ag Department administers a variety of programs aimed at protecting consumers.

"We also have a very efficient and effective consumer protection division, and those folks regulate grocery stores, retail food stores, they check on food processing facility to make sure that they are meeting all requirements, so we are helping keep food safe and a lot of Georgians do not realize that," says Billy Skaggs\Georgia Dept of Agriculture COO.

Ag Department inspectors also check gas pumps to make sure you get every drop of gas that you pay for.

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