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June 18, 2002   Email to Friend 

SUNBELT FIELD DAY TO INCLUDE WILDLIFE DEMONSTRATION
Debra Davis
(334) 613-4686
June 18, 2002

The Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition's Field Day, scheduled for July 16, will highlight traditional crop varieties, but will also introduce a new outlet for landowners. "We are excited to introduce a forest and wildlife management demonstration in addition to our traditional row crops," said Chip Blalock, executive director of the Sunbelt Expo.

The nine-acre demonstration will provide a living example of how forest, wildlife and herbicides can be effectively integrated into a successful management program. Michael Dooner, president of Southern Forestry Consultants Inc. notes, "Through the application of proven management techniques, forest landowners can have profitable pine plantations as well as excellent wildlife populations for hunting or viewing." In addition, visitors can see first hand over 140 varieties of corn, cotton, peanuts, soybeans and grain sorghum, as well as the latest irrigation technology.

Field Day, a preview to the Sunbelt Expo in October, provides a unique opportunity for farmers to see future trends in agriculture. Seed company representatives will point out conventional and transgenic crop varieties, while chemical company representatives will share advanced growing techniques.

"Our ultimate goal is to help farmers increase their yield and profitability," said Blalock.

There is no admission fee, and a complimentary lunch is provided. The field tour begins at 8:30 am. Lunch is scheduled for 12:15, with a prize drawing following. The event is held at Spence Field in Moultrie, Ga., which is located on Highway 133, 3 miles southeast of U.S. Highway 319.


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