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(Posted Thursday @ 2:40 PM by: Beth Musgrove)

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For More Information, Contact:

Mark Lambert, NCGA, 636-733-9004,

lambert@ncga.com

Jordan Bright, ASA, 314-754-1344,

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Single-Day Registrations Available for Commodity Classic in San Antonio

 

 

ATTENTION NEWS DIRECTORS:  Two audio cuts are included with this release.  Suggested intros and transcripts of each are included at the end of this news release.

 

 

ST. LOUIS (February 16, 2017)—If you can’t commit to all three days at the 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, never fear!  One-day registrations can provide a robust experience of education, new equipment and technology, and entertainment.

 

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(Posted February 10th 2017 @ 10:30 AM by: Beth Musgrove)

ST. LOUIS, MO (February 10, 2017)—The Evening of Entertainment at the 2017 Commodity Classic puts the cherry on top of America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show. Commodity Classic will be held March 2-4, 2017, in San Antonio, Tex.

 

Saturday night’s Evening of Entertainment will feature the country sounds of Grammy-nominated Pat Green, a Texas hit maker with an “outsider” reputation.  The Evening of Entertainment is sponsored by Monsanto.

 

Since his early days in Lubbock, Green has sold more than two million albums, with hits …

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(Posted February 9th 2017 @ 10:30 AM by: Beth Musgrove)

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Mark Lambert, NCGA, 636-733-9004,

lambert@ncga.com

Jordan Bright, ASA, 314-754-1344,

jbright@soy.org

 

Networking with Other Farmers Added Benefit of Attending Commodity Classic

 

ATTENTION NEWS DIRECTORS:  Two audio cuts are included with this release.  Suggested intros and transcripts of each are included at the end of this news release.

 

 

ST. LOUIS (February 9, 2017)—Conversations in the hallways and over lunch are an integral part of the educational experience at Commodity Classic as farmers share their knowledge, passion and insight with their colleagues from across the nation.

 

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(Posted January 17th 2017 @ 8:45 AM by: Beth Musgrove)

ST. LOUIS, MO (January 17, 2017)—At Commodity Classic, the early bird catches some great education thanks to a great line-up of Early Riser Sessions.

 

Early Riser sessions begin each day at 7:00 a.m.  They are eye-opening presentations on market trends, ag issues and other important topics.  

 

Early Riser Sessions kick off the morning of Thursday, March 2 with “The Great 2017 Grain Marketing Debate” sponsored by Corn+Soybean Digest and Farm Futures Magazine, Penton Agriculture and Channel Seed.  The session features Bryce Knorr, senior market analyst for Farm Futures; Ed Usset, contributing editor to Corn+Soybean Digest and author of …

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(Posted January 9th 2017 @ 10:55 AM by: Beth Musgrove)

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For More Information, Contact:

Mark Lambert, NCGA, 636-733-9004,

lambert@ncga.com

Jordan Bright, ASA, 314-754-1344,

jbright@soy.org

 

 

Commodity Classic Learning Center Sessions

Feature Wide Range of Relevant Topics

 

 

ST. LOUIS, MO (January 9, 2017)—The schedule of Learning Center Sessions has been announced for the 2017 Commodity Classic, March 2-4, 2017, in San Antonio, Tex. Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show.

 

Education is a hallmark of Commodity Classic—and Learning Centers are just one of the many educational opportunities during the event.  Learning Centers are in-depth discussions of …

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(Posted January 3rd 2017 @ 2:05 PM by: Beth Musgrove)

NEWS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

For More Information Contact:

Mark Lambert, NCGA, 636-733-9004,

lambert@ncga.com

Jordan Bright, ASA, 314-754-1344,

jbright@soy.org

 

 

Commodity Classic Early Registration Discount Ends January 12

 

 

ST. LOUIS (January 3, 2017) — Only a few days remain to take advantage of early registration discounts for the 2017 Commodity Classic to be held March 2-4, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. Thursday, January 12, 2017, is the last day the discounts will be in effect.

 

Registration fees vary depending on the number of days attended. Full registration covers all three days of …

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(Posted December 12th 2016 @ 12:35 PM by: Beth Musgrove)

NEW RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release

 

For More Information Contact:

 

Eric Welsh, PMP

Program Manager-Marketing & Business Relations

American Society of Agronomy (ASA)

Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Agronomic Science Foundation (ASF)

(608) 273-8081

ewelsh@sciencesocieties.org

 

International Certified Crop Adviser Award Returns to Its Roots During 2017 Commodity Classic

Nominations Now Open to Recognize Outstanding Practicing Agronomist

 

ST. LOUIS (December 11, 2016)—Officials with the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) program have announced that the winner of the organization’s most prestigious annual award will be recognized during the 2017 Commodity Classic …

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(Posted November 29th 2016 @ 1:10 PM by: Beth Musgrove)

 

For more information contact:

Mark Lambert, NCGA, (636) 733-5541

Patrick Delaney, ASA, (202) 969-7040

 

ST. LOUIS (November 29, 2016) – Commodity Classic registration and housing reservations will open online at 10 a.m. CST on Wednesday morning, December 7, 2016. Rooms are expected to book quickly, so those interested should register and make reservations as soon as possible once registration is open.

 

The 2017 Commodity Classic will be held in San Antonio, Texas March 2-4, 2017, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.  The convention center will house all Commodity Classic events, including the Welcome Reception, General …

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(Posted April 5th 2016 @ 11:20 AM by: Beth Musgrove)

ST. LOUIS (April 5, 2016)— For those who attended the blockbuster 2016 Commodity Classic in New Orleans, and even for those did not have the opportunity, a video library is now available online that offers complete recordings of more than two dozen educational sessions and the popular General Session.

 

Commodity Classic attendees will find the video library a great way to refresh their memory regarding the sessions they attended, and they also can experience sessions they may have missed. This library can help growers all year long to brush up on best practices, continue professional development, or share industry-leading …

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(Posted March 9th 2016 @ 2:05 PM by: Beth Musgrove)

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For more information contact:

Ken Colombini, NCGA, (636) 733-9004

Patrick Delaney, ASA, (202) 969-7040

 

Commodity Classic Rises to Whole New Level

Significant New Records Set in Attendance and Trade Show Size

 

ST. LOUIS (March 9, 2016) – With nearly a quarter more attendees compared to last year, the 2016 Commodity Classic convention and trade show, which took place last week in New Orleans, shattered many previous records for the landmark event.

 

“We had a great show in New Orleans, with terrific weather and a fantastic location,” said Commodity Classic Co-Chair Wesley Spurlock. …

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(Posted February 25th 2016 @ 8:00 AM by: Beth Musgrove)

News Release

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For more information contact:

 

Ken Colombini, NCGA, (636) 733-9004

Patrick Delaney, ASA, (202) 969-7040

 

 

Schedule Finalized for AG CONNECT Main Stage at Commodity Classic

 

New Venue on Trade Show Floor Amplifies Educational Value for Attendees

 

ST. LOUIS (February 25, 2016)—The educational experience at Commodity Classic will be even bigger and better in 2016, thanks to the addition of a new presentation area located right on the trade show floor.

 

The AG CONNECT Main Stage, which will be located near Aisle 100 on the trade show floor, …

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(Posted February 23rd 2016 @ 10:10 AM by: Beth Musgrove)

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For more information contact:

Ken Colombini, NCGA, (636) 733-9004

Patrick Delaney, ASA, (202) 969-7040

 

2016 Commodity Classic Learning Center Sessions Include

Wide Range of Farmer-Focused Topics & Issues

 

Topics Focused on Relevance & Bottom-Line Impact for Farmers

 

ST. LOUIS (February 23, 2016)—From microbes to honey bees, from unmanned aerial systems to measuring sustainability, from global weather patterns to a more efficient office space—the line-up of Learning Center Sessions at the 2016 Commodity Classic offers a wide range of topics designed to help farmers become even better in every aspect of their …

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(Posted February 18th 2016 @ 9:00 AM by: Beth Musgrove)

News Release

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For more information contact:

 

Ken Colombini, NCGA, (636) 733-9004

Patrick Delaney, ASA, (202) 969-7040

 

 

Commodity Classic “Jazzed” to Welcome Agriculture Secretary

 

ST. LOUIS (January 18, 2016)— U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will make his seventh visit to Commodity Classic, the nation’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show. Secretary Vilsack will deliver a keynote address to several thousand farmers and ag allies during the event’s General Session, to be held Friday, March 4, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

“Secretary Vilsack continues to be a strong voice for farmers …

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(Posted February 12th 2016 @ 8:55 AM by: Beth Musgrove)

News Release

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For more information contact:

 

Matt Falck, Ag PhD  (701) 640-2867

Ken Colombini, NCGA, (636) 733-9004

Patrick Delaney, ASA, (202) 969-7040

 

 

Commodity Classic and Ag PhD Announce Partnership

 

Grower Education is Common Denominator Between Two Leading Ag Brands

 

ST. LOUIS (January 12, 2016)—Two of agriculture’s leading brands have joined forces to amplify the grower education experience at the nation’s leading farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show.  Ag PhD and Commodity Classic have announced a new partnership designed to attract more farmers to Commodity Classic and provide even more opportunities …

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(Posted February 10th 2016 @ 8:15 AM by: Beth Musgrove)

News Release

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For more information contact:

 

Ken Colombini, NCGA, (636) 733-9004

Patrick Delaney, ASA, (202) 969-7040

 

 

2016 Commodity Classic Teams with New Orleans Charities

 

Attendees Can Support Food or Music Organizations with Contributions

 

ST. LOUIS (February 10, 2016)—Which do you love most about New Orleans: The food?  Or the music? When you attend the 2016 Commodity Classic in New Orleans March 3-5, you can vote for your personal favorite by contributing to the charity of your choice.

 

Commodity Classic has partnered with two New Orleans-based charities—Second Harvest and The …

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(Posted February 1st 2016 @ 9:45 AM by: Beth Musgrove)

News Release

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For more information contact:

 

Ken Colombini, NCGA, (636) 733-9004

Patrick Delaney, ASA, (202) 969-7040

 

 

Important Housing Deadlines Approach for Commodity Classic

 

ST. LOUIS (Feb. 1, 2016)—As registrations for the 2016 Commodity Classic held March 3-5 in New Orleans continue at a record pace, hotel accommodations are filling up quickly, while some important housing-related deadlines are on the horizon.

 

Group rates at all Commodity Classic hotels are guaranteed through Wednesday, Feb.3 (based on availability). Continue to check the Commodity Classic website for additional hotel availability and updates.  The hotel …

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(Posted January 29th 2016 @ 8:00 AM by: Beth Musgrove)

News Release

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For more information contact:

 

Pat Monroe, AEM, (414) 298-4123

Ken Colombini, NCGA, (636) 733-9004

Patrick Delaney, ASA, (202) 969-7040

 

 

Association of Equipment Manufacturers Looking Forward
to First Commodity Classic

 

AEM Members Help Create Largest Trade Show in Event History

 

ST. LOUIS (January 29, 2016)—The 2016 Commodity Classic in New Orleans, March 3-5, is being billed as the biggest and best ever, thanks in part to the addition of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.  AEM joins the commodity membership organizations representing soybeans, corn, wheat and sorghum as presenting …

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(Posted January 21st 2016 @ 3:50 PM by: Beth Musgrove)

NOTE: AUDIO CUTS FOR BROADCAST OUTLETS ARE PROVIDED AT THE END OF THIS RELEASE

 

2016 Commodity Classic Living Up to Its “Bigger & Better” Promise

 

Record-Breaking Trade Show Among Exciting Developments for New Orleans Event

 

ST. LOUIS (January 20, 2016)—The 2016 Commodity Classic in New Orleans, March 3-5, is being billed as the biggest and best ever.  With registrations on a record pace and the largest trade show in the event’s history, it’s pretty clear that is going to be the case.

 

Commodity Classic Co-Chair Sam Butler, a soybean farmer from Alabama, said virtually everything about the …

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(Posted January 7th 2016 @ 10:15 AM by: Beth Musgrove)

ST. LOUIS (January 7, 2016) – Thursday, January 14, is the last day to take advantage of early registration fees for the 2016 Commodity Classic, to be held March 3-5 in New Orleans.  Early registrations received so far indicate that this year’s Commodity Classic will be another record-breaker.

 

“At this point, registrations are running about 20 percent ahead of last year—and 2015 broke attendance records in virtually every category,” said event Co-Chair Wesley Spurlock, a corn grower from Texas.  “We’re confident that the 2016 Commodity Classic will be bigger and better than ever.” 

 

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(Posted December 18th 2015 @ 8:25 AM by: Ken Colombini)

ST. LOUIS (December 17, 2015) – Everything you need to know about the 2016 Commodity Classic can now be held in the palm of your hand.  The mobile app for the 2016 Commodity Classic, March 3-5, 2016, in New Orleans, Louisiana, is now available for download for iOS iPhone and iPad devices, Android phone and tablets and other mobile devices. 

 

To download the 2016 Commodity Classic app at no charge, visit the app store for your device.  Type Commodity Classic in the search bar of the iTunes Store or Google Play.  Download links are also available at commodityclassic.com/app.  

 

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(Posted December 11th 2015 @ 10:20 AM by: Beth Musgrove)

Commodity Classic has partnered with Successful Farming to provide programming for the AG CONNECT Main Stage, located inside the trade show hall. This partnership will bring together the nation’s largest farmer-led convention and trade show and Successful Farming’s resources and proven track record of innovation and information in the agricultural industry.

 

“We are excited to partner with Successful Farming to deliver best in class programing to the Commodity Classic attendees,” said Commodity Classic Co-Chair Wesley Spurlock.  “Their experience in presenting leading-edge information made them the perfect partner for the AG CONNECT Main Stage.”

 

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(Posted September 15th 2015 @ 1:45 PM )

 

 

When the record-breaking Commodity Classic convention and trade show wraps up next March in New Orleans, it’s going out in style – with an Evening of Entertainment, sponsored by Monsanto, spotlighting the multiple-award-winning country band Sawyer Brown.

 

“We always like to end Commodity Classic with a great night to top off a busy week for our growers,” said Wesley Spurlock, a Texas corn farmer and Commodity Classic co-chair.  “Sawyer Brown will be the perfect band to help us enjoy one last night together and celebrate our friendships and successes, before we head …

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(Posted March 4th 2015 @ 4:25 PM )

Commodity Classic Reaches New Heights in 2015

 

With nearly 8,000 total attendees, the 2015 Commodity Classic convention and trade show, which took place last week in Phoenix, Arizona, shattered previous records for the landmark event.

 

“The 2015 Commodity Classic was a terrific event for our growers and all involved,” said Commodity Classic Co-Chair Sam Butler. “We know it wasn’t just getting away from the weather for a sunnier climate. Our farmers were actively …

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(Posted February 17th 2015 @ 9:15 AM )

USDA Secretary to Keynote Commodity Classic

 

ST. LOUIS (February 17, 2015) —U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will make his sixth visit to Commodity Classic, the annual convention and trade show for corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum growers. The secretary will deliver a keynote address to several thousand farmers and ag allies during the event’s General Session, to be held Friday, Feb. 27, in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

“We’re thrilled to be welcoming Secretary Vilsack back to Commodity Classic,” said National Corn Growers Association President Chip Bowling. “With so much going on in our nation’s capital that impact their lives, …

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(Posted December 12th 2014 @ 4:45 PM )

Commodity Classic Releases Updated Mobile App

 

ST. LOUIS (December 12, 2014)—The newest version of the Commodity Classic app for smartphones and tablets has been released, well in advance of the 20th Commodity Classic, to be held Feb. 26-28 in Phoenix, Ariz.  The new app, which can be downloaded via one's operating system’s app store, enables attendees to plan their entire schedule during Commodity Classic.

 

The app will be updated automatically and continually between now and the 2015 Commodity Classic, with fresh information on sponsors, trade show floor events, locations for sessions and exhibits, and other up-to-the-minute information.

 

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Commodity Classic Registration and Housing Open Tuesday Morning
(Posted November 17th 2014 @ 9:15 AM )

Commodity Classic Registration and Housing Open Tuesday Morning

 

ST. LOUIS (Nov. 17, 2014) –Commodity Classic registration and housing reservations open online at 9 a.m. CST on Tuesday morning, November 18, 2014. Rooms are expected to book quickly, so those interested should register as soon as possible.

 

The 20th annual farmer-focused, farmer-led event is scheduled for Feb. 26-28, 2015, at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz. The convention center will house all Commodity Classic events, including the Opening Reception, General Session, Evening of Entertainment, Trade Show, Learning Center Sessions and What’s New Sessions.

 

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(Posted March 6th 2014 @ 2:00 PM )

With more than 7,300 total attendees, the 2014 Commodity Classic convention and trade show, which took place last week in San Antonio, Texas, shattered previous records for the landmark event.

 

“We knew it was the biggest event ever, but the numbers really surprised us as we saw them rolling in over the course of the event,” said Commodity Classic Co-Chair Rob Elliott. “San Antonio was such a perfect venue for our growers, and Commodity Classic had so much to offer this year. We’re thrilled with the numbers and the great feedback we had from our growers.”

 

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(Posted February 28th 2014 @ 10:20 AM )

The 2014 Commodity Classic general session took place this morning, featuring a panel of top commodity leaders, keynote remarks by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and an inspirational and hilarious presentation on happiness by Brad Montgomery.

 

Program emcee Mark Mayfield opened the presidents’ roundtable, conducting brief interviews with each participant.  Speaking with National Corn Growers Association President Martin Barbre, Mayfield inquired about why so many farmers play an active role in the greater industry both by participating in Commodity Classic and joining NCGA in record numbers.

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(Posted February 18th 2014 @ 9:35 AM )

ST. LOUIS (February 18, 2014) —Today, Commodity Classic launched an all-new mobile app allowing attendees to access information, receive messages and engage in social media from their smart phones and tablets. The free Commodity Classic convention and trade show mobile app gives show-goers the ability to make their own schedules, lookup session, event and shuttle times, navigate with maps, fill out surveys, and much more. Visit www.commodityclassic.com/app.

 

“We’ve seen first-hand how more people are turning to smartphones and tablets for information they need on so many things, and this new app makes …

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(Posted February 12th 2014 @ 12:35 PM )

ST. LOUIS (February 12, 2014) —Farmers and other Commodity Classic attendees will once again have the opportunity to welcome U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to the annual convention and trade show for corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum growers. For the fifth year in a row, the secretary will deliver a keynote address to an expected crowd of more than 6,000 during the event’s General Session, scheduled on Friday, Feb. 28, in San Antonio, Texas.
“We are honored to welcome Secretary Vilsack—someone who has been a strong advocate and voice for agriculture-to …

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(Posted January 9th 2014 @ 2:30 PM )

ST. LOUIS (Jan. 9, 2014) – Agriculture’s newest, most innovative products and services will be showcased at the What’s New sessions at the 2014 Commodity Classic.
 
“If you’re coming to Commodity Classic hoping to learn and gain some new ideas to take back to your farm, you’ll want to mark your calendar for the What’s New sessions,” said Commodity Classic Co-Chairman Wyatt Whitford. “These sessions offer a sneak peek at the new technology and products out on the trade show floor and an opportunity to ask the experts questions.”
 
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(Posted December 6th 2013 @ 1:55 PM )

ST. LOUIS (Dec. 6, 2013) – Risk management, shifting market conditions and participation in a national television program are on this year’s menu for early risers at Commodity Classic. Always a popular and eye-opening start to the day, the Early Riser sessions begin at 7:00 a.m. with complimentary coffee, breakfast pastries and energy-packed presentations.
 
Thursday, February 27 from 7:00-8:00 a.m., Darin Newsom, Senior Analyst, DTN/The Progressive Farmer will discuss a changing market structure at a time when agriculture appears to be most vulnerable. He will highlight how supply and demand is evolving and investment is moving elsewhere, …

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(Posted November 18th 2013 @ 3:40 PM )

ST. LOUIS (Nov. 18, 2013) –Commodity Classic registration and housing reservations open online at 9 a.m. CST on Tuesday morning, November 19, 2013. Rooms are expected to book quickly, so those interested should register as soon as possible.

 

The 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 …

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(Posted November 5th 2013 @ 1:10 PM )

ST. LOUIS (November 5, 2013) -- Online registration and housing reservations for the 2014 Commodity Classic, taking place in San Antonio, Tex., will open at 9 a.m. CST Tuesday, Nov. 19. Hotel space is limited and rooms will book fast, so don’t delay!

 
The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, nestled in the heart of historic downtown San Antonio along the banks of the world famous River Walk is the site of the 2014 Commodity Classic. The registration desk and all Commodity Classic specific events will be held at the convention center.  Be sure and join us there for …

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(Posted October 22nd 2013 @ 10:10 AM )

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Commodity Classic and AG CONNECT Launch Collaboration

Inaugural combined show scheduled for March 2016 in New Orleans

 

ST. LOUIS (October 22, 2013) – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the National Corn Growers Association and the American Soybean Association announce a new collaborative venture that joins two leading industry trade show experiences - Commodity Classic and AG CONNECT Expo & Summit - to provide an even better world-class experience and gathering place for all segments of agriculture. 

 

Commodity Classic is a joint venture owned by the National Corn Growers Association and the American Soybean Association, …

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(Posted March 7th 2013 @ 10:25 AM )

ST. LOUIS (March 7, 2013) – Attendance records continue to be broken at Commodity Classic. This year, record attendance totaled 6,214, including a record number of 3,324 corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum growers. There were also 1,078 first-time non-exhibitor attendees, another record set.

“By the growth of attendance at Commodity Classic, it's clear that farmers are seeing the advantage of coming to this great show,” said Classic Co-Chair Bob Worth. “The quality of the trade show and all of the educational opportunities makes attendees happy to come back year after year, and invite their neighbors and friends.”

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(Posted February 21st 2013 @ 9:45 AM )

ST. LOUIS (February 21, 2013) — For the fourth straight year, farmers and other attendees to Commodity Classic will have the opportunity to welcome U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to the annual convention and trade show for corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum growers. The secretary will deliver a keynote address to an expected crowd of more than 6,000 during the event’s General Session, to be held March 1 in Kissimmee, Fla.

“Secretary Vilsack has been a steadfast supporter of agriculture, and it is an honor …

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(Posted February 14th 2013 @ 2:25 PM )

Classic app imageST. LOUIS (February 14, 2013) —Today, Commodity Classic launched its mobile application allowing attendees to access information, receive messages and engage in social media from their smart phones and tablets. The Commodity Classic convention and trade show mobile application gives show-goers the ability to make their own schedules, take notes on activities, lookup session and event times, navigate with maps and much more. Visit www.commodityclassic.com/app.

In less than two weeks, soybean, corn, wheat and sorghum growers from around the country will gather at …

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(Posted January 9th 2013 @ 9:00 AM )

Countdown to Classic – 50 Days

ST. LOUIS (January 9, 2013) – Commodity Classic is less than two months away, and growers are encouraged to take advantage of the lowest rate by registering before the early discount deadline of midnight, Jan. 20. Registering early will save attendees up to $50. Hotels are currently available, but are booking up fast. Free shuttle service is available to and from all Commodity Classic housing hotels. To take advantage of the early registration discount, register now and reserve rooms at www.CommodityClassic.com.

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(Posted December 14th 2012 @ 1:55 PM )

ST. LOUIS (December 14, 2012) – Energizing educational sessions led by experts in advocacy, precision ag, risk management and other hot agriculture topics at the 18th Annual Commodity Classic in Kissimmee, Fla., will give farmers game-changing information that will make them more efficient in 2013.

“If you want to learn more about something in production agriculture you’ve only heard about, Commodity Classic is the place to come,” said Mark Schwiebert, Commodity Classic Co-Chairman. “Whether you’ve been coming for years or this is your first time, you’ll learn something new that can benefit your operation.”

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(Posted November 27th 2012 @ 12:05 PM )

ST. LOUIS (November 27,2012) – Corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum growers who attend the 18th Annual Commodity Classic, Feb. 28 through March 2 in Kissimmee, Fla., will witness innovation and gather information that will grow their profitability potential and change the way they farm. Online registration for this one-of-a-kind, can’t-miss event is now open at www.CommodityClassic.com. Register before Jan. 20 to take advantage of the best rates.

“Commodity Classic is all about farmers – what farmers want, what farmers are doing, and the policies farmers need,” said Commodity Classic co-Chair Bob Worth. “This show has the …

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(Posted November 1st 2012 @ 12:00 PM )

Oct 30, 2012

ST. LOUIS (October 30, 2012) – What’s a better way to conclude Commodity Classic than with some classic rock? The Monsanto Evening of Entertainment at the 2013 Commodity Classic will feature World Classic Rockers, a group of standout performers from legendary rock bands. Commodity Classic is the nation's largest farmer-led, farmer-focused conference and trade show, presented annually by the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers and National Sorghum Producers.

“After three days of attending thought-provoking presentations, encountering impressive innovations at the trade show and connecting with new and old …

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(Posted March 7th 2012 @ 5:15 PM )

ST. LOUIS (March 7, 2012) –The 2012 Commodity Classic surpassed all previous turnout records with a total of 6,014 attendees. This represents a 25 percent increase from last year’s record of 4,826 attendees. Once again, farm families represented over half of the participants, with 3,505 growers, spouses and children attending.

“We broke records in every category,” said Commodity Classic Co-chair Martin Barbre. “However, the most exciting number was beating last year’s record of first-time attendees by 48 percent. It’s very gratifying to see that Commodity Classic’s appeal continues to grow.”

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(Posted March 1st 2012 @ 5:20 PM )

NASHVILLE (March 1, 2012) The following statement on the 2012 farm bill was released today by National Corn Growers Association President Garry Niemeyer, a corn grower from Auburn, Ill.; National Association of Wheat Growers President Wayne Hurst, a wheat producer from Burley, Idaho; American Soybean Association President Steve Wellman, soybean farmer from Syracuse, Neb.; and National Sorghum Producers Chairman Terry Swanson, a sorghum grower from Walsh, Colo.

“Commodity Classic provides our organizations an opportunity to come together to discuss important policy issues facing our industry.  As Congress continues work on the next farm bill, our organizations agree that …

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(Posted February 13th 2012 @ 3:20 PM )

With more than two weeks before the 2012 Commodity Classic kicks off in Nashville, Tenn., the show has broken all registration records. Last year, total attendance set a record of 4,826 show participants. This year, registrations for the 17th annual event have already surpassed the 5,000 mark with two more weeks left until onsite registration opens.

“We are thrilled that more and more growers and industry professionals recognize the value of attending Commodity Classic,” said Commodity Classic co-chair Martin Barbre. “Agriculture is both an exciting and challenging way of life. Because Commodity Classic addresses farming from a grower’s perspective, …

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