ST. LOUIS — With a trade show featuring more than 360 exhibitors commanding nearly 2,000 booth spaces, Commodity Classic attendees are strongly encouraged to wear comfortable shoes!
The 2018 Commodity Classic, the nation’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show, will be held Feb. 27-March 1 in Anaheim, Calif. The trade show is open all three days.
“The farmers who attend Commodity Classic are aggressively pursuing in making their farms even better,” said Gerry Hayden, a Kentucky farmer and co-chair of the 2018 Commodity Classic. “That quality of farmer encourages exhibitors to staff their booths with knowledgeable people who can answer challenging questions. It’s really about getting the best of the best together.”
While many of the world’s leading agribusiness companies are on site, so are scores of smaller exhibitors offering a wide range of technology, equipment and innovation. “I think of it as ‘density’—and I’m not just talking about wheel-to-wheel equipment,” said Paul Taylor, an Illinois farmer and co-chair of the 2018 Commodity Classic. “I’m talking about density of knowledge from the presenters and the folks who exhibit. This is a high-quality show, where people can get answers and take a look at some things that might be new to them.”
Admission to the trade show is included with the registration fee. Complimentary hot buffet meals on the trade show floor are included with registration. The trade show also includes the Main Stage with a robust schedule of educational programming. A kids’ activity area is also located inside the trade show. The nation’s top ag media will have a private preview prior to the opening of the trade show.
The trade show is just one of the many reasons to attend Commodity Classic. Commodity Classic offers a wide range of educational sessions including Learning Centers, What’s New Sessions, Mini What’s New Sessions, the General Session and Early Riser Sessions. Commodity Classic also includes entertainment and the opportunity to network with thousands of America’s best farmers.
Detailed information on all educational sessions and the entire Commodity Classic schedule are available at www.commodityclassic.com. Online registration and housing are also available on the website.
Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is 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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