Farmers from across the state hopped on trams and toured the fields at the Ag Expo Center in Moultrie Thursday, hearing from representatives from various companies explain how they could help farmers achieve higher yields.
"We're talking about cotton, we're also talking about we have a lot of corn seed; talking about those hybrids as well. So, introducing farmers to our brand of seed," said Steve Brown, a cotton development specialist for Diagra Sciences, as he prepared to address a tram load of farmers.
While Thursday's focus was on crops, like cotton, peanuts, and corn, those weren't the only farmers who attend the expo.
Anthony Lawrence is a cattle farmer near the Georgia-Tennessee border. He came down to get more information about weed control. "I wanna try to pick up some pointers on weed management for vegetables and pasture land, that type of thing," Lawrence explained.
Michael Chafin manages the Ag Expo Center and said outside of the Ag Expo in October, this is the biggest event they host and it's also one of the most important.
"Talk to the reps about the products and about the cotton and the peanuts and the soybeans and the corn that we're producin' here. The different methods that we use," Chafin explained as he drove his gator out to the fields where the farmers were taking a tour. "They get to talk to university researchers about new technologies."
The day ended with a representative from Thrush Aircraft demonstrating the spraying and dumping capabilities of their planes. The plane dumped water on the field for show with the pilot hoping that in turn dumped new information and ideas onto the farmers in attendance.