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Single-Day Registrations Available for Commodity Classic in San Antonio

(Posted February 16th 2017 @ 2:40 PM by: Beth Musgrove)

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

 

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.

 

One-day registration provides admission to all applicable events and educational sessions scheduled for that day including educational sessions, the trade show, the AG CONNECT Main Stage on the trade show floor, and other daily activities.

 

Registration is available in advance at www.CommodityClassic.com and on-site during the event.

 

Thursday registration includes a wide range of educational sessions and technical presentations, the Early Riser session on grain marketing, the grand opening of the huge trade show and the fiesta reception on the trade show floor, and programming on the AG CONNECT Main Stage on the trade show floor.

 

Friday registration includes the General Session featuring inspirational speaker John O’Leary and other on-stage presentations, the early morning live taping of U.S. Farm Report, trade show access, the AG CONNECT Main Stage programs, and a wide range of educational sessions and technical presentations.  Attendance at the association banquets for the American Soybean Association and the National Corn Growers Association is available at an extra charge, providing space is still available.

 

Saturday registration includes Early Riser sessions, educational sessions and technical presentations, trade show access, programming on the AG CONNECT Main Stage including special “Salute to Women in Ag” presentations, the closing learning center session, and admission to the Evening of Entertainment featuring country music star Pat Green.  The trade show closes at noon that day.

 

Registration fees vary depending on the day you choose to attend. Full registration is also still available, and covers all three days of the event.  Members of the sponsoring commodity associations receive additional discounts on both full and one-day registrations. 

 

All registration and housing reservations should be made online at www.CommodityClassic.com.  Experient is the official registration and housing provider for Commodity Classic.  Check the website for a listing of the official Commodity Classic hotels to secure your hotel accommodations.

 

The 2017 Commodity Classic will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.  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.

A detailed schedule of events is also available on the website.

 

Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America's largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show, produced by the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers, and Association of Equipment Manufacturers.

 

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 INTRO/CUT #1: Erickson_Profitability (:19) 

Ed Erickson, Jr., a North Dakota farmer and co-chair of the 2017 Commodity Classic, said that, even if you only attend for one day Commodity Classic is very much worth the investment:

 

If you’re concerned with the profitability of your farm and your operation, you need to be at Classic… If you can’t go there and, after it’s over, implement what you’ve learned on your farm, you didn’t pay enough attention because everything there is made to make your farm more profitable in the long run.  That’s why farmers need to be at Classic in San Antonio.

 

 

 

 INTRO/CUT #2:  Ross_CantMiss (:08) 

Kevin Ross, an Iowa farmer and co-chair of the 2017 Commodity Classic, said the information, education and experience at Commodity Classic pays dividends when you return to your farm:

 

The value is far greater than most of these other shows that a guy could attend; and the takeback that you have when you go back to your own farm to implement them and make sure you’re profitable in the future is really what we’re trying to strive for.  They make it a “can’t miss show for me”.