"Across the state, Hurricane Michael has inflicted an estimated $2 billion worth of damage to Georgia’s cotton, pecan and peanut crops. And today, as we gather here, 70,000 Georgians are still without power . Some communities are still being advised to boil their water. And countless families and businesses will be dealing with property damage well into the future," Pence told the audience.

"We will rebuild these crops and these communities . We will restore Southwest Georgia . We will restore the Sunbelt region bigger and better than ever before."

The  Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition  runs though Thursday with more than  1,200  exhibitors on the 100-acre site.

Crowned as  North America’s Premier Farm Show, t he farm show draws an estimated 100,000 visitors during its three days.

On Tuesday, Kevin Yon , a purebred Angus beef cattle producer was named the overall winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year .