The diverse agriculture of Arkansas was highlighted in a special spotlight state exhibit at this year's Sunbelt Expo.
1. Chip Blalock and Tony E. Windham
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS Extension Director Tony E. Windham welcomes visitors to the Spotlight on Arkansas exhibit at this year’s Sunbelt Expo while Sunbelt Executive Direct Chip Blalock looks on.
2. Arkansas Farmers of the Year
SEVERAL PAST ARKANSAS state Farmer of the Year winners joined this year’s winner, Michael Oxner, holding scissors, at the ribbon cutting ceremony for this year’s Spotlight on Arkansas exhibit at the Sunbelt Expo.
3. Michael, Sarah, Mary Frances, Laura Grace, and Paten Oxner
MICHAEL OXNER, this year’s Arkansas Farmer of the Year winner, is joined by his wife, Sarah; daughters, Mary Frances and Laura Grace; and son, Paten, following the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Sunbelt Expo.
4. Thomas and Vicky Porter
THOMAS PORTER JR., green coat, and his wife, Vicky, were all smiles after he was named Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year at this year’s Expo.
5. Jamie Moore and Tom Ingram
JAMIE MOORE, left, with KMC, Tifton, Ga., visits with Tom Ingram, cotton farmer from Lee County, Ala., during one of the sunny days at this year’s Sunbelt Expo.
6. Andy Guffey, Kristine Puckett and Matt Jackson
ANDY GUFFEY, left, and Matt Jackson, right of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation, and Kristine Puckett with the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism were among those greeting visitors to the Spotlight on Arkansas exhibit at this year’s Sunbelt Expo.
7. Dawson Sutton and Aden Eubanks
DAWSON SUTTON, left, and Aden Eubanks, both of Moultrie, Ga., check out the cab at the AgrAbility exhibit at the Sunbelt Expo.
8. Georgia Power Company
GEORGIA POWER Company employees talked about safety around electric power lines and other outdoor facilities in their exhibit at the Sunbelt Expo.
9. Ice cream churn
AN OLD-FASHIONED ICE CREAM churn help keep participants entertained at this year’s Sunbelt Expo.
10. David Gay, Tina Ward, Dawson Gay and Ethan Ward
DAVID GAY, Tina Ward, Dawson Gay and Ethan Ward enjoy a photo op with OSCAR, the Georgia Electric Cooperatives robot, at the Sunbelt Expo.
11. Baker Patton, Chip Blalock, Gina McDonald, and Cindy Hubbard
BAKER PATTON, left, and Cindy Hubbard, right, advertising representatives with Southeast Farm Press, presented Sunbelt Expo Executive Director Chip Blalock and Marketing Director Gina McDonald with a framed cover of this year’s Sunbelt Expo program.