Upcoming Events

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Feb 29, 2024 - Mar 2, 2024   All Day

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From Field to Yield: National Corn Yield Contest Winners Panel

Feb 29, 2024   9:30 am - 10:15 am

Location: Commodity Classic, Trade Show Third Floor Stage, George R. Brown Convention Center

Peek behind the curtain as corn growers share their winning approaches to everything from input decisions to in-season management. Winners of NCGA’s 2023 National Corn Yield Contest hailing from across the corn belt will discuss their strategies, challenges from the 2023 season and where they focused to push yields even higher.   Moderator:  Chad Lee Extension Professor for Grain Crops University of Kentucky   Panelists: Troy Uphoff Farmer from Findlay, Illinois   Josh Watson Farmer from Sweetwater, Tennessee   Craig Hula Farmer from Charles City, Virginia  

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Market Talk with Jesse Allen LIVE! at the NCGA Booth (Part 1)

Feb 29, 2024   2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: NCGA Booth #7405, Commodity Classic Trade Show Floor

In the first of two episodes of Market Talk with Jesse Allen, guest panelists from four organizations discuss how the U.S. Meat and Export Federation (USMEF), USA Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC), U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and NCGA work together to competitively position American product as the premiere choice. 

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Nourish the Future: Connecting the Agriculture Industry to the Science Classroom

Mar 1, 2024   1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Location: Commodity Classic Trade Show, Third Floor Stage, George R. Brown Convention Center

Join us for an immersive experience at the intersection of science education and agriculture! Nourish the Future (NTF) is a national science education initiative sponsored by NCGA that helps educators teach science through the real-world context of modern agriculture. In this session, get to know the NTF program and the science teachers leading the effort and take part in a hands-on make-and-take science activity, showcasing the innovative teaching techniques featured in the NTF program.   Panelists Jennifer Jones, Jennifer Farrar, Val Curais, Jessica Kurtz, Kellie Balkus, and Maribel Gendreau are distinguished science educators and Nourish the Future Teacher Leaders. Having a passion for science education, they've committed their time to coaching other teachers connect the agriculture industry to the classroom.

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Market Talk with Jesse Allen LIVE! at the NCGA Booth (Part 2)

Mar 1, 2024   2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: NCGA Booth #7405, Commodity Classic Trade Show Floor

Join us for the second recording of Market Talk with Jesse Allen LIVE! at our booth. NCGA's Lead Economist Krista Swanson and Market Development Director Sarah McKay will explore new market opportunities for corn growers, like sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

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National Corn Yield Contest Winners Circle Reception

Mar 1, 2024   5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Location: Hilton Americas Houston, Ballroom of the Americas, Level Two

This premier event is designed to celebrate all the National Corn Yield Contest winners - both state and national - while providing a shared experience to highlight accomplishments and craft of contest participants.   Note: Preregistration for NCYC Winners Cirle Reception is required. Visit CommodityClassic.com to add to your registration selections.

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