Farmer registrations for the 2019 Commodity Classic in Orlando, Fla. are trending well ahead of the past two years. As of January 23, farmer registrations were 17 percent ahead of the same period in 2018—and 23 percent ahead of 2017.
Commodity Classic will be held February 28 through March 2 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
“We’re extremely pleased with the response and excitement being generated for the 2019 Commodity Classic,” said Wesley Spurlock, a Texas corn farmer and co-chair of the 2019 Commodity Classic. “In spite of a challenging farm economy, it’s clear that farmers see Commodity Classic as the can’t-miss event of the year where they can get the information they need to stay profitable regardless of market conditions.”
Those interested in attending Commodity Classic can avoid late registration fees by registering online by Thursday, January 28, 2019. To register and take advantage of hotel group rates before the deadline, visit CommodityClassic.com. A complete schedule of events is also available on the website.
“Commodity Classic is created by farmers, for farmers,” said Wade Cowan, a Texas soybean farmer and co-chair of the 2019 Commodity Classic. “That farmer focus makes Commodity Classic unique—and it comes through loud and clear in every experience. Farmers walk away with new insights, new ideas, new contacts and a renewed passion for agriculture that they simply cannot get at any other agricultural event—and that’s what keeps them coming back year after year.”
Established in 1996, 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, unique optional tours and the opportunity to network with thousands of 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.
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.