(Posted Mon. Feb 25th, 2013)

Feb. 25: With Commodity Classic 2013 only days away, farmers and industry are preparing to enjoy the wide array of learning opportunities and exciting entertainment that this year’s show will offer. Officially kicking off this Thursday in Kissimmee, Fla., Commodity Classic will feature a record-breaking trade show, a General Session address from Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, learning sessions, an Evening of Entertainment with the World Classic Rockers and much more.

“Attendees should expect a very exciting program this year,” said NCGA Commodity Classic Joint Venture Committee Co-Chair Mark Schwiebert. “We have been working hard to make this event even better with a variety of learning sessions on topics from production to estate planning to social media and marketing. Through WIN sessions, we will offer in-depth looks at some of the newest, most innovative products hitting the market. The trade show is completely full of interesting exhibitors with 234 companies participating. It really is going to be an awesome experience in 2013.”

Farmers understand the importance of the event and will come together to explore and celebrate their industry in unprecedented numbers. As of the end of last week, attendance already exceeded where it was at the same time in 2012 with 5,692 registered attendees. Many who have worked with the show for years expect that this number will rise again next week as some choose to register onsite.

“Everything is right on track,”Schwiebert summarized. “The many growers looking for new opportunities and ways to improve their operations will not be disappointed at this year’s Commodity Classic.”

To learn more about Commodity Classic 2013, click here.