Anyone interested in crops and crop production will find an number of educational and marketing sessions interesting and helpful at the 11th Annual Commodity Classic, March 1-3 in Tampa, Fla. The American Soybean Association, the National Corn Growers Association and the National Association of Wheat Growers join force to present this meeting, which includes a trade show with 192 agribusiness exhibitors. Early registration for Commodity Classic ends Jan. 17.

Commodity Classic gives producers the opportunity to attend 12 Learning Center sessions and three Early Riser Marketing Sessions where they will hear about issues such as transportation, biofuels and trade. “Once again, Commodity Classic will offer a number of Learning Centers during which experts will discuss issues that affect growers’ profitability,” says ASA President Rick Ostlie. “Some of these sessions are policy-related, focusing on issues expected to be debated in Washington this year.” 

 Some of the sessions include:

  • The Value of U.S. Ag Exports for Grain and Oilseed Farmers
  • Transportation Infrastructure
  • Agriculture’s Compliance with the Clean Water Act
  • Perspectives on the 2007 Farm Bill

“With several Learning Centers and Early Riser Marketing Sessions, producers have every opportunity to learn the best methods to improve productivity on their farm,” says NCGA President Ken McCauley.

This meeting also offers growers the chance to network with key agribusiness leaders and other growers.

“This event will provide great opportunities to share information in a way that is only possible in a forum like Commodity Classic,” says NAWG President Dale Schuler.

Registration is available through March 3. For more information or to register, visit

Source: National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers