Farmers and other agricultural advocates who were unable to participate in the 2021 Special Edition of Commodity Classic can still take advantage of the more than 50 educational sessions that were offered during last week’s online event. Every session is now available on-demand.
Registration for on-demand access is available through Friday, March 12. Thanks to generous sponsor support, farmers can register at no charge. The cost is $20 for all other registrants.
Once registered, you will be able to view any of the sessions on-demand through April 30, 2021. Registration is available at CommodityClassic.com. A complete list of sessions is also available on this website.
Highlights include a keynote address from USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, a conversation between the farmer-leaders of the four commodity associations that present Commodity Classic, as well as the ag chair of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, and executive roundtables featuring top agribusiness leaders. Dozens of other sessions focus on topics such as marketing, mental health, weather, trade, soil health and more. Additionally, sponsors showcase their latest innovations, services, and products.
A special bonus feature—not presented during last week’s event—is a conversation between the CEOs of the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers and the Senior Vice President, Agriculture Services & Forestry of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.
Nearly 6,000 people from 49 states and 24 countries registered for the 2021 Special Edition of Commodity Classic. Attendees represented more than 4,000 farms.
The next Commodity Classic is scheduled for March 10-12, 2022, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Premier Sponsors of the 2021 Special Edition of Commodity Classic were AGCO, Bayer, Case IH, Corteva Agriscience, John Deere and United Soybean Board/Soy Checkoff.
Champion Sponsors were BASF and Syngenta. Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc., Kubota, New Holland, Pioneer, Precision Planting and Valent U.S.A. were Key Sponsors of the event.
Education sponsors for the 2021 event were Calmer Corn Heads, Inc., Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition, Farm Credit, FarmTalc, GrainChain, Inc., Pivot Bio, Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture, Soil Health Partnership, Sound Agriculture, U.S. Soybean Export Council and WinField United.
Special Edition Boosters included Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC, NACHURS, UPL North America, Inc., Valley Irrigation, and xarvio® Digital Farm Solutions.
2021 Special Edition media partners included Successful Farming, DTN, Farm Journal, Farm Progress and Agri-Pulse.
Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is presented annually by the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.
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.