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MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

Hundreds of vendors are busy setting up for North America's Premier Farm Show. The Sunbelt Ag Expo opens Tuesday morning in Moultrie.

Hundreds of Vendors at Spence Field in Moultrie are busy putting the finishing touches on their exhibits. Rick Snyder and his crew with Kioti Tractor have been setting up since Thursday.

Ricky Snyder
"We have a lot of our new tier four tractors, and we have most of the models here," said Snyder. "We have a lot of our UTV's and you'll be able to see a lot of new products that are being introduced into the market today," said Ricky Snyder.

If you're looking for ways to lower your energy bills, Triangle Energy Concepts has solar panels and energy management systems that they say will keep some money in your wallet.  

Wayne Beggs said, "We take it inside, sent it to an inverter, and batteries store the power for a homeowner where they can have a critical-use off-grid solar system. So if the grid ever went down or they wanted to have independence in the grid, they can do that," said Wayne Beggs with Triangle Energy.

Melanie Smith with Southern Girls jewelry spent several hours setting up more than 5 thousand pieces of jewelry.

"We have all of your animal jewelry, anything from sheep, horses any of those things that you're interested in," said Smith.

If you're looking for a good burger, steak, or even breakfast, Log Cabin Concessions say they can satisfy your appetite. They've been coming to the Expo for 20 years.

"It's fun, we love all of the equipment and we especially like the people," said Kathy Tolbert with Log Cabin Concessions.

Event organizers want everyone to enjoy the three day event in comfortable attire.

Chip Blalock, Sunbelt Executive Director said, "You need to wear comfortable shoes and you need to throw in a jacket to wear in the morning hours where it'll be a little cooler," said Executive Director Chip Blalock. "It will probably warm up in the afternoon."

So whether you need a water repellant wallet or want to find new ways to connect with others through technology, the Sunbelt Ag Expo has a little something for everyone.

A one day pass is $10. You can get a three day pass for $20. All Children under ten years old are free as long as they are admitted with an adult.

Gates open Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.

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