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Hay school takes over Spence Field

Mike Horne is the owner of Southern Tractors and Outdoors. (Source: WALB) Mike Horne is the owner of Southern Tractors and Outdoors. (Source: WALB)
Kubota showcased their new equipment. (Source: WALB) Kubota showcased their new equipment. (Source: WALB)
Chip Blalock is the Executive Director of Sunbelt Ag Expo. (Source: WALB) Chip Blalock is the Executive Director of Sunbelt Ag Expo. (Source: WALB)
Kubota sales manager taught dealers about the new products. (Source: WALB) Kubota sales manager taught dealers about the new products. (Source: WALB)
High-horse-power tractors are in high demand. (Source: WALB) High-horse-power tractors are in high demand. (Source: WALB)
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

The Sunbelt Ag Expo attracts tens of thousands of visitors to Spence Field in Moultrie in October, but farm research and other agriculture activities go on around during the year. 

Kubota showed off some its latest tractor technology during Hay school on Thursday.

Sunbelt Ag Expo Executive director Chip Blalock said hay is something almost everybody who comes to the Ag show wants to learn more about. 

"The hay demo during the show itself is one of our most attended demonstrations that we do because you still have a lot of folks with cattle out on the countryside and those folks with cattle still grow hay," said Blalock.

Kubota representatives taught the dealers about the products, how to be more efficient and then dealers tested them out for themselves.

They tried high horse power tractors, round balers, disk mowers and disk sod-pull mowers.

"They are very efficient machines as well as the balers are better because they run about 10 to 12 miles per hour so you can get out onto the field quicker," said Kubota regional sales manager Clay Dell.

Mike Horne is the owner of Southern Tractors and Outdoors.

He enjoys going to the grounds ahead of the Ag Expo for events like Hay school.

"You get to run it first-hand, get your hands on it and drive it," said Horne. "You get to take it through the field and experience what it can do."

Kubota isn't the only exhibitor that uses the grounds.

Blalock says many exhibitors come out because of the convenience.

"Its real easy for them to come to a one stop shop so to speak," Blalock. "It's easy to get to and we have the classroom space and we have the fields." 

The Sunbelt Ag Expo will host it's field day July 14 and this year's big Expo will be October 18 through 20.

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