As farmers look to improve their profitability in an unpredictable agricultural environment, the educational sessions at the 2019 Commodity Classic are designed to help farmers make better-informed decisions that can have a powerful impact on their bottom line.
The 2019 Commodity Classic will be held Thursday, February 28 through Saturday, March 2 in Orlando, Fla.
Educational sessions in Orlando will cover a wide range of important topics including soil health, grain marketing, farm policy, cover crops, farm succession planning, nutrient stewardship, weed and herbicide management, rural economic development, soybean cyst nematode (SCN), wheat yields, Blockchain technology, corn residue, weather trends and more.
The 2019 Commodity Classic will offer nearly 50 educational sessions including Learning Centers, Early Risers, What’s New, Mini What’s New and additional presentations on the Main Stage on the trade show floor. Applicable educational sessions are offered at no extra charge for the days for which an attendee is registered.
“Every educational session is selected by the Commodity Classic Farmer Committee to ensure the content and the presenters provide high-quality, relevant content that matters to today’s growers,” said Wade Cowan, a soybean farmer from Texas and co-chair of the 2019 Commodity Classic. “In a time of great challenge for agriculture, it’s critical that farmers continue to educate themselves—and there is no better place to do that than Commodity Classic.”
Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience. Commodity Classic is unlike any other agriculture event, featuring a robust schedule of educational sessions, a huge trade show featuring the latest technology, equipment and innovation, top-notch entertainment, inspiring speakers and the opportunity to network with thousands of farmers from across the nation.
Registration and housing for the 2019 Commodity Classic is now open. To register, reserve hotel rooms and sign up for email updates, visit CommodityClassic.com. Early bird discounts on registration end January 10, 2019.
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.
Photo: Educational sessions at the 2019 Commodity Classic in Orlando include panel discussions featuring high-yielding farmers from across the nation.
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.
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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.