MANHATTAN, Kan. — The 2017 Kansas Commodity Classic will have a Farm Bill and policy focus, featuring senior staff from the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, policy leaders from the national wheat, corn and grain sorghum associations and an interactive grower survey session. The Classic will be held on Feb. 8 at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, 530 Richards Drive, Manhattan. The Kansas Commodity Classic, the annual convention of the Kansas Grain Sorghum, Corn and Wheat associations, will begin at 9 a.m. with speakers and then a luncheon featuring Joel Leftwich, Staff Director for the Senate Agriculture Committee. Leftwich, a Kansas native, has served on Senator Pat Roberts staff for several years.
A national commodity association panel will feature National Association of Wheat Growers CEO Chandler Goule, National Corn Growers Association Executive Vice President Jon Doggett and Dan Atkisson, National Sorghum Producers Vice President.
Matt Hines, Loewen and Associates, will provide a market update and analysis. Hines worked several years in the grain merchandising industry before joining Loewen and Associates, an agricultural price risk management consulting and professional commodity brokerage firm.
Growers attending the Commodity Classic will have the opportunity to participate in a live, interactive survey session to share their opinions about the next Farm Bill and other policy issues. State policy issues are not being overlooked at the Classic. Kansas Senate Ag Committee Chairman Dan Kerschen and House Ag Committee Chairman Kyle Hoffman will speak about state issues.
The Kansas Commodity Classic is hosted by the Kansas Corn Growers Association, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association. The event is free to attend, but pre-registration is requested. Kansas Wheat is taking registration. Call 785-539-0255 to register by phone, or go to kswheat.com/kscommodityclassic17 to register online.
Kansas Commodity Classic Agenda
Feb. 8, 2017
The annual convention of the Kansas Corn, Grain Sorghum and Wheat associations
At the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, 530 Richards Drive, Manhattan, KS
— Kansas Corn Growers Association
Kansas Corn Commission
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