(Posted Tue. Jan 12th, 2016)
From a voodoo queen to unique cuisine, farmers and their families will have the opportunity to explore one of the nation’s most fascinating cities thanks to a line-up of unique optional tours available as the 2016 Commodity Classic comes to New Orleans, March 3-5.
The optional tour line-up for the 2016 Commodity Classic includes:
- Attractions such as a mansion, plantation, the Garden District and other New Orleans area highlights;
- A deep dive into the religious history of New Orleans, including the legendary above-ground tombs, the area’s oldest church, historic Lafayette Cemetery and the gravesite of a notorious voodoo queen;
- A journey through one of the wildest swamps and marshlands in North America, with your choice of a flatboat or airboat as your mode of transportation;
- Tours of unique businesses including a sugar refinery, a coffee processor and a state-of-the-art grain handling port facility; and
- Opportunities to enjoy the unique flavors and cuisine of New Orleans, as well as shopping along eclectic and diverse Magazine Street.
Some tours take place prior to the official start of Commodity Classic, while others are scheduled during the event, providing an attractive recreational option for family members who may not be integrally involved in Commodity Classic activities.
“We really hope that growers and their families coming to Commodity Classic take the opportunity to explore this unique American city,” said Commodity Classic Co-Chair Sam Butler, an Alabama soybean farmer. “The tour line-up offers one-of-a-kind experiences and memories that shouldn’t be missed.”
Tour reservations are confirmed on a first-come, space-available basis. The deadline for preregistration is February 10.
For a complete tour details including costs and schedules, visit www.CommodityClassic.com/optional-tours.
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.