ST. LOUIS — 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 Grain Marketing is Simple; and Matt Bennett, grain marketing consultant for Channel Seed. This session could be crucial in figuring out ways to maneuver in a market filled with uncertainty.
A live taping of U.S. Farm Report, the nation’s longest-running, syndicated agriculture news program is the Early Riser session for Friday, March 3, sponsored by Farm Journal Media. Attendees can be part of the live audience as host Tyne Morgan and a panel of commodity traders and analysts debate market trends, futures and important ag issues. Panelists will include Chip Flory of Pro Farmer, Ted Siefried of Zaner Ag Hedge, and Bob Utterback of Utterback Marketing.
On Saturday, March 4, there are two concurrent Early Riser Sessions. Advance Trading, Inc. presents “What Would Make Someone Invest in Your Farm?”, in which presenter Tommy Grisafi outlines what is needed to stay in business and pass the farm on to the next generation.
The other Saturday session, sponsored by Commodity Classic, is entitled “Piles to Files: Weed Through Your Paperwork.” Lori Firsdon, owner of Forte Organizers, will share strategies to reduce paper clutter and organize your office paperwork for quick and easy reference and retrieval.
“Early Riser sessions really bring out the crowds at Commodity Classic,” said Kevin Ross, an Iowa farmer and co-chair of the 2017 Commodity Classic. “These sessions are real eye-openers and are well worth setting the alarm a few minutes early. We even reward your early start with complimentary coffee and pastries!”
Education is a hallmark of Commodity Classic. Early Riser sessions are just part of the wide range of educational sessions which also includes Learning Centers, What’s New Sessions, Mini What’s New Sessions, the AG CONNECT Main Stage and the General Session. Commodity Classic also features a huge trade show, entertainment and the opportunity to network with thousands of America’s best farmers.
Detailed information on 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 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.
— National Corn Growers Association