Conversations in the hallways and over lunch are an integral part of the educational experience at Commodity Classic as farmers share their knowledge, passion and insight with their colleagues from across the nation.
The 2018 Commodity Classic will be held February 27-March 1 in Anaheim, Calif. Attendees can register for all three days or register for one day only.
Attendee surveys indicate that networking with other farmers is a highly rated experience at Commodity Classic. “Commodity Classic attracts thousands of America’s best farmers from across the nation—and they all share a passion for agriculture and a thirst for knowledge,” said Gerry Hayden, a Kentucky farmer and co-chair of the 2018 Commodity Classic. “We share with each other how we can make our farms more profitable; and, if I can tweak anything that comes from Texas or North Dakota to make my farm even better, that really adds to the value of attending Commodity Classic.”
Paul Taylor, an Illinois farmer and co-chair of the 2018 Commodity Classic, said that striking up a conversation with other farmers is easy to do. “When you get several thousand farmers together, you find opportunities to get together—from receptions to the tradeshow floor to hearing each other’s comments during the Q&A periods after an educational session,” he said. “You can pick out people that you might have something in common with or somebody that knows something that you’d like to know about.”
The 2018 Commodity Classic includes an impressive line-up of educational sessions, inspiring speakers, a huge trade show, entertainment and a wide array of technology, innovation and agronomic information. Discover more and register online at www.commodityclassic.com. Hotel reservations should also be made through that website.
CommonGround is a group of farmers connecting with consumers through conversations about science and research and personal stories about food and misinformation surrounding farming. Supported by the NCGA and state corn organizations.
The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformation in agriculture through improved soil health. Administered by NCGA the partnership has more than 220 working farms enrolled in 16 states. SHP’s mission is to utilize science and data to partner with farmers who are adopting conservation agricultural practices that improve the economic and environmental sustainability of the farm.
The Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC) is a biennial event happening this June. Learn more.