CENTREVILLE, Md. — Farmers are invited to attend the Maryland Commodity Classic next Thursday at Queen Anne’s County 4-H Park. Hosted by the Maryland Grain Producers Association, Maryland Soybean Board, Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board and Mid-Atlantic Soybean Association, the annual meeting is the premier event for grain farmers in the region.
“This year’s classic offers farmers a great opportunity to get the latest on farm research and current industry topics, particularly from the national level,” said Dr. Robert Kratochvil, Maryland Commodity Classic chairperson. “Mid-Atlantic growers are in an uniquely advantageous situation. Making up the Leaders Panel on the afternoon program are four national farm organization leaders who make Maryland or Delaware their home.”
Amidst confusing and controversial headlines on biotechnology, keynote speaker Stephen Neidenbach will present “We Love GMOs and Vaccines … Biotech for a brighter tomorrow.” Neidenbach is a science teacher and promoter of science-based information on agricultural biotechnology.
Research presentations from 9:30-10:30 a.m. will update farmers on checkoff-funded projects designed to make their operations more productive and profitable. Exhibits and informational displays to present the latest innovations in technology, research and equipment will open at 10:30 a.m. The afternoon program begins at 1 p.m. and will include awarding college scholarships, announcing the recipient of the Dr. James R. Miller award, and features the National Leaders Panel.
The Classic will conclude with the famed Crab Feast, Pork and Chicken Barbecue. Event tickets are $10 before 2:30 p.m. and $20 after 2:30 p.m. No entry is permitted after 3:30 p.m. Maryland Grain Producers Association members received a free ticket. Contact the office for more information at 443-262-8491 or email email@example.com.
— Maryland Grain Producers Association