Connecting the World of Agriculture in Atlanta

Starting last Friday, ag industry professionals from around the world gathered in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center for the 2011 Ag Connect Expo. The expo provides a world-class international forum for agriculture industry professionals – bringing together the latest in equipment, technology and ideas.

This year, over 380 exhibitors will be present ranging from Trigger and Bullet, in celebration of Roy Roger’s 100th birthday, to Cabela’s. (Oh, what I wouldn’t give to have my photo with Roy Rogers and Trigger!) In addition to the exhibits, this year the expo is featuring more educational and networking events. The education breakout sessions provide content covering ways to increase productivity, business management tips and sustainability practices.

Attendees also have the option to attend a free session in the Innovations Theater, sponsored by Successful Farming. One session I would have loved to hear was “Telling Agriculture’s Story: The Role of Media in Agriculture Advocacy” presented by Jeff Caldwell of Successful Farming and others.

For more information about the 2011 Ag Connect Expo, click here. To stay up to date with expo happenings, visit Jeff Caldwell’s Ag Connect blog, here. And if you’re at the show, let us know what’s going on by using the official Ag Connect hashtag on Twitter, #AgConnect, with all your tweets.