The Commodity Classic 2014 registration season opened Tuesday and farmers from across the country began lining up their accommodations for San Antonio, Texas in late February. The Classic brings corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum growers together and in two years it will undergo a major expansion.
President of the National Corn Growers Association, Martin Barbre says bigger in 2016 will absolutely mean better.
“Commodity Classic is put together by farmers for farmers. This new affiliation with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and their AG CONNECT experience will expand that, but yet it is still going to be driven by farmers, who choose the learning centers and the WIN sessions. There are 6 growers that make that final decision between the ASA and NCGA, and as long as that stays in place, this is going to be the best trade show for producers in the country.”
The upcoming 19th annual farmer focused-farmer led event is scheduled for Feb. 27-March 1, 2014, along the banks of the famous River Walk at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Tex. The convention center will house the registration desk and all Commodity Classic specific events, including the Opening Reception, General Session, Evening of Entertainment, Trade Show, Learning Center Sessions and What’s New Sessions.
“We’re excited to be gearing up for this one-of-a-kind, world-class trade show presented by growers, for growers, in this beautiful, historic city,” said ASA Commodity Classic Co-Chair Wyatt Whitford, “Guests can expect a big show with a variety of opportunities for education and up-close experience with new innovative technology.”
• Trade Show access, including lunch on Thursday, Friday and a mid-morning snack on Saturday in the Trade Show
• General Session
• Educational Sessions, including Learning Centers, What’s New Sessions, Mini What’s New Sessions and Early Risers
• ASA or NCGA banquet (based on space availability, and not guaranteed)
• Evening of Entertainment
• If you are a grower, grower-family member, media or state staff, full registration also includes the Opening Reception
Presented annually by the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers and National Sorghum Producers, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention, and trade show. The event offers a wide range of learning and networking opportunities for growers in the areas of production, policy, marketing, management and stewardship—as well as showcasing the latest in equipment, technology and innovation.