A decorated fighter pilot and best-selling author will be the keynote speaker during the Commodity Classic General Session.
The 2020 Commodity Classic will be held Thursday, Feb. 27 through Saturday, Feb. 29 in San Antonio, Texas. Commodity Classic is the nation’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience. The Friday morning General Session is one of the most highly-rated experiences during the three-day farmer-driven event—and the 2020 version promises to be as well.
Keynote speaker will be Lt. Colonel Waldo Waldman, a decorated fighter pilot, highly-rated Hall of Fame Speaker and New York Times best-selling author. His message is designed to inspire farmers to collaborate and innovate with their fellow farmers and ag partners to maximize their potential in farming and in life.
The session will also include the nation’s commodity association leaders who will discuss the hottest issues facing the nation’s corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum producers. Additionally, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers will provide an update on the ag equipment industry.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has also been invited to speak.
Registration and housing for the 2020 Commodity Classic are now open. To register, reserve hotel rooms and sign up for email updates, visit CommodityClassic.com. Early bird discounts on registration end January 9, 2020.
“The General Session is where the true spirit of Commodity Classic comes through,” said Bob Bowman, an Iowa farmer and co-chair of the 2020 Commodity Classic. “There is a strong sense of common purpose with a combination of inspiration, information and insight. You’re sure to leave the General Session with a smile on your face, your spirits soaring and a renewed sense of pride about being involved in agriculture!”
NCGA is taking a series of actions to do our part to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic fallout it is creating for corn farmers and our customers. Short term, this means instituting policies to protect the health and safety of our stakeholders and the broader communities we serve. Long term, we’re focused on creating solutions to help corn farmers and our customers recover from the financial impacts of this crisis.
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.