New Orleans is the spot where the traditional Commodity Classic event returns in March of 2022. Registration and housing opened last week for the largest farmer-led and farmer-focused ag event.
Brad Doyle, vice president of American Soybean Association, a member of the Classic planning committee, and an Arkansas farmer says when you add the seminars, trade show and farmer attendees together, “there’s so many great ideas, farmers who share their great ideas, and we’re hoping for a record crowd this year.”
Knowing what’s really happening in agriculture is an important piece of planning Commodity Classic.
“Every year we look at trends,” he told HAT. “What do we need to bring, what do farmers want that they haven’t heard before, so we’ll be cutting edge on what we offer. It’s also a time for industry to bring new product introductions, whether it be mechanical sprayers, new tractors, planters, but also herbicide technology, chemicals. There’s a huge biological push, so there’s tons of both large and small industry that will be there promoting their product.”
What may set this event apart from others is the access farmers have to the behind-the-scenes technicians working for trade show exhibitors “to give the farmer explanations of why it’s better, why it’s newer, why you need to plant it on your farm. Will it save you money? Will it increase your profits?”
Commodity Classic is March 10, 11 and 12 in New Orleans. Learn more here.