(Posted Mon. Dec 10th, 2012)

Dec. 10: This year, members of the National Corn Growers Association can make the kick off of the NASCAR® season in Daytona and Commodity Classic a doubleheader. With both events occurring only days apart in central Florida, fans of farming and of NASCAR can take in the excitement of the year’s first race in Daytona, where every car will again run on E15, on February 24 before joining in the camaraderie and collaboration at Commodity Classic in Kissimmee on March 1.


“The times and locations of these two major events have fallen in such a way as to offer farmers a unique opportunity that might not present itself again,” said NCGA President Pam Johnson. “For those with the time and an interest in really delving into what NCGA does on their behalf, planning a trip that includes both events offers the chance to explore American Ethanol’s educational efforts and to learn about the NCGA policies and programs that promote their interests every single day.”


Not only will NCGA members have a chance to see the American Ethanol – NASCAR partnership in action at the first race of the 2013 season, which takes place in Daytona, will enjoy significant savings that help make that possible. Using the NASCAR Fuel for Members website, NCGA members can purchase discount tickets for the Sprint Cup Series race and a variety of exciting NASCAR events happening the week prior.


After the race wraps up, join NCGA staff, thousands of farmers and members of the agribusiness community in Kissimmee for Commodity Classic 2013. Only an hour and a half drive away, Commodity Classic events kickoff Thursday morning as the trade show opens. Offering a variety of learning sessions, networking opportunities and an up-close look at the latest technology in the Trade Show, Commodity Classic helps farmers prepare for a successful 2013.


Commodity Classic is the nation’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show, presented annually by the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers and National Sorghum Producers. The event offers a wide range of learning and networking opportunities for growers in the areas of production, policy, marketing, management and stewardship—as well as showcasing the latest in equipment, technology and innovation. For more information, visit www.CommodityClassic.com.