(Posted Thu. Jan 7th, 2016)
Thursday, January 14, is the last day to take advantage of early registration fees for the 2016 Commodity Classic, to be held March 3-5 in New Orleans. Early registrations received so far indicate that this year’s Commodity Classic will be another record-breaker.
“At this point, registrations are running about 20 percent ahead of last year—and 2015 broke attendance records in virtually every category,” said event Co-Chair Wesley Spurlock, a corn grower from Texas. “We’re confident that the 2016 Commodity Classic will be bigger and better than ever.”
Full registration includes admission to what will be the largest trade show in Commodity Classic history as well as access to all educational sessions, the Friday general session, the main stage presentations on the trade show floor, and Saturday’s evening of entertainment, featuring award-winning country music group Sawyer Brown. Full registration also includes lunch and snacks served at the trade show. And for growers and their families, as well as media and state or national commodity organization staff, full registration also includes the welcome reception on Wednesday evening.
Full registration also entitles attendees to complimentary access to video recordings of all 2016 educational sessions, which will be available online following the 2016 Commodity Classic.
The fee for full registration is $190 for dues-paying members of the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers and the National Sorghum Producers. After January 14, that cost increases to $215.
Attendees who are not members of these associations can register for $290 until January 14. That cost increases to $315 following the deadline.
In addition, discounts are available for spouses and youth. Children 14 and under can attend at no charge when accompanied by a registered adult. One-day registrations are also available, with early registration discounts ending on January 14 as well.
Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America's largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show, produced by the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.
For more information on registration, housing and the schedule of activities, visit www.CommodityClassic.com.