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Networking with Other Farmers Added Benefit of Attending Commodity Classic

(Posted February 5th 2018 @ 11:20 AM by: Beth Musgrove)


 

ATTENTION NEWS DIRECTORS:  An audio cut is included with this release.  Suggested intro and transcript are included at the end of this news release.

 

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.

 

The 2018 Commodity Classic will be held February 27-March 1 in Anaheim, Calif.  Attendees can register for all three days or register for one day only. 

 

Attendee surveys indicate that networking with other farmers is a highly rated experience at Commodity Classic.  “Commodity Classic attracts thousands of America’s best farmers from across the nation—and they all share a passion for agriculture and a thirst for knowledge,” said Gerry Hayden, a Kentucky farmer and co-chair of the 2018 Commodity Classic.  “We share with each other how we can make our farms more profitable; and, if I can tweak anything that comes from Texas or North Dakota to make my farm even better, that really adds to the value of attending Commodity Classic.”

 

Paul Taylor, an Illinois farmer and co-chair of the 2018 Commodity Classic, said that striking up a conversation with other farmers is easy to do. “When you get several thousand farmers together, you find opportunities to get together—from receptions to the tradeshow floor to hearing each other’s comments during the Q&A periods after an educational session,” he said. “You can pick out people that you might have something in common with or somebody that knows something that you’d like to know about.”

 

The 2018 Commodity Classic includes an impressive line-up of educational sessions, inspiring speakers, a huge trade show, entertainment and a wide array of technology, innovation and agronomic information.  Discover more and register online at www.commodityclassic.com.  Hotel reservations should also be made through that 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:  Taylor_Networking (:20) Paul Taylor, an Illinois farmer and co-chair of the 2018 Commodity Classic, said that there are many opportunities to learn from other farmers from across the nation during Commodity Classic:

 

“… from receptions to intermixing on the tradeshow floor to having opportunities to hear each other's comments during the question and answer periods after the educational sessions… you can pick out people that you might have something in common with or somebody that knows something that you'd like to know about… can be a great opportunity to take seriously the needs of our industry and the needs of the farms.”