Don't Miss These!
There is so much to experience at Commodity Classic. Make sure you don't miss these events!
General Session This is the true kick-off event at Commodity Classic. Because the audience is full of the best farmers in America, the General Session attracts some very well known speakers including agriculture policy makers, Federal officials, and ag thought leaders. The national leaders of the four commodity membership associations are on hand to share the accomplishments and vision of the organizations.
Educational Sessions Throughout Commodity Classic there are dozens of opportunities to hear about innovation and technology, policy developments, production methods and other information critical to your success. Sessions range from five short minutes (Mini What's New Sessions) to in-depth presentations by agribusiness (What's New Sessions) to thought-provoking discussions on issues, topics, opportunities and challenges (Learning Center Sessions.) Look through your show program to mark the sessions that interest you most.
Evening of Entertainment You can always count on a great, family-friendly show Saturday night featuring nationally-known talent. It's a perfect way to kick back and take a load off after an exhilarating couple of days.
Association Events Separate Friday night banquets for the National Corn Growers Association and the American Soybean Association are offered. National Sorghum Producers and National Association of Wheat Growers also have special member-focused events. You can check out the association policy meetings that are scheduled throughout Commodity Classic. These member association activities truly instill pride being a farmer—and being a part of an organization that is making a difference for American agriculture. You'll enjoy listening to association leadership, seeing fellow farmers being recognized for a wide range of achievements, and perhaps hearing an entertaining keynote speaker. It's a great opportunity for camaraderie—a chance to enjoy a good time with good friends, and make a few new friends as well.
Trade Show Prepare to be amazed. The trade show is one of the most highly rated events at Commodity Classic—and its official ribbon cutting at the opening on Thursday attracts virtually all participants. It's not just the number of exhibitors that makes this a top show. It's what and who they bring. New equipment, technology and information—and their top-level people to talk about it with you. You'll come back to the trade show multiple times during Commodity Classic—guaranteed.
The Opportunity to Network Commodity Classic is what you make of it, so don't miss the opportunity to make the most of it! Come with an open mind and an eagerness to learn. And be ready to make lots of contacts and new friends. Commodity Classic participants say that the opportunity to make new connections is perhaps the most valuable part of the experience.