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USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue Confirmed as Keynote Speaker  at 2020 Commodity Classic

(Posted Thu. Feb 13th, 2020)

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be the keynote speaker during the General Session at the 2020 Commodity Classic held Feb. 27-29, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas. The General Session is scheduled for Friday morning, Feb. 28, at 9 a.m. at the Henry B. Gonzáles Convention Center.   Secretary Perdue came by his knowledge of agriculture early: He was born into a farming family in Bonaire, Georgia. From childhood, and through his life in business and elected office, Secretary Perdue has experienced the industry from every possible perspective. Uniquely qualified as a former farmer, agribusinessman, veterinarian, state legislator and governor of Georgia, he became the 31st United States Secretary of Agriculture on April 25, 2017.     Secretary Perdue has served as a board member for the National Grain & Feed Association and as president of both the Georgia Feed and Grain Association and the Southeastern Feed and Grain Association. Secretary Perdue has long-standing, close...

Single-Day Registrations Available for Commodity Classic in San Antonio
On-Line Pre-Registration Ends February 19

(Posted Wed. Feb 12th, 2020)

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If you can’t commit to all three days at the 2020 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, never fear!  One-day registrations can provide a robust experience of education, new equipment and technology, entertainment and the opportunity to network with thousands of fellow farmers from across the nation.   The 2020 Commodity Classic will be held Thursday, Feb. 27 through Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.   One-day registration provides admission to all applicable events and educational sessions scheduled for that day including educational sessions, the trade show, the Main Stage on the trade show floor, and other daily activities.   Registration is available in advance at www.CommodityClassic.com through February 19.    Attendees can also register on-site during the event.    Thursday registration includes a wide range of educational sessions and technical presentations, the Early Riser session on grain marketing, the grand opening...

Commodity Classic Discounted Registration Fees End January 29

(Posted Wed. Jan 22nd, 2020)

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Only a few days remain to take advantage of registration discounts for the 2020 Commodity Classic to be held Feb. 27-29 in San Antonio, Tex.   Wednesday, January 29, 2020, is the last day the discounts will be in effect.    Registration fees vary depending on the number of days attended. Full registration covers all three days of the event, and one-day registrations are also available.  Members of the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Sorghum Producers and National Association of Wheat Growers receive additional discounts on registration.    All registration and housing reservations should be made online at www.commodityclassic.com.  Experient is the official registration and housing provider for Commodity Classic.  In order to stay at an official Commodity Classic hotel, reservations must be made only through Experient to ensure favorable rates, reasonable terms and confirmed hotel rooms.   The 2020 Commodity Classic will be held at...

Commodity Classic Offers Wide Range of Unique San Antonio Area Tours

(Posted Mon. Jan 6th, 2020)

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Attendees at the 2020 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas, can make their experience even more memorable by signing up for one or more of the fascinating tours available during the event.  These optional tours provide the opportunity to discover even more about the history, attractions and culture of the San Antonio area and beyond—and this year’s tour schedule is among the most varied ever offered.   A tour of the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site, once known as the “Texas White House” A day trip to Magnolia Market in Waco, the home improvement/décor store owned by Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper A tour of the 2.2 million square foot Toyota Tundra manufacturing plant A cooking class in San Antonio’s Central Market focused on Southwest cuisine A “sample” tour of San Antonio on a privately chartered barge through the city’s famous waterways A visit to Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard for a tasting and culinary tips An inside look at gin and vodka...

General Session at Commodity Classic Promises to Inspire and Inform

(Posted Tue. Dec 3rd, 2019)

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A decorated fighter pilot and best-selling author will be the keynote speaker during the Commodity Classic General Session.    The 2020 Commodity Classic will be held Thursday, Feb. 27 through Saturday, Feb. 29 in San Antonio, Texas.  Commodity Classic is the nation’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience.  The Friday morning General Session is one of the most highly-rated experiences during the three-day farmer-driven event—and the 2020 version promises to be as well.   Keynote speaker will be Lt. Colonel Waldo Waldman, a decorated fighter pilot, highly-rated Hall of Fame Speaker and New York Times best-selling author.  His message is designed to inspire farmers to collaborate and innovate with their fellow farmers and ag partners to maximize their potential in farming and in life.   The session will also include the nation’s commodity association leaders who will discuss the hottest issues facing the nation’s corn, soybean, wheat and...

Montgomery Gentry to Perform at Commodity Classic During Saturday’s Evening of Entertainment

(Posted Tue. Nov 26th, 2019)

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Award-winning Montgomery Gentry will put the c­­­­herry on top of the 2020 Commodity Classic with a crowd-pleasing performance during Saturday night’s Evening of Entertainment. The 2020 Commodity Classic will be held Thursday, Feb. 27 through Saturday, Feb. 29 in San Antonio, Texas.  Commodity Classic is the nation’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience.   Eddie Montgomery continues the band’s legacy after Troy Gentry’s tragic death in 2017. With 20-plus charted singles, the Kentucky native has earned CMA, ACM, and GRAMMY awards and nominations with undeniable blue-collar anthems like “Hell Yeah,” “My Town,” and “Hillbilly Shoes." The group has notched five No. 1 singles, "If You Ever Stop Loving Me," "Something To Be Proud Of," "Lucky Man," "Back When I Knew It All" and "Roll With Me." Montgomery Gentry was inducted as Grand Ole Opry members in 2009 and inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in 2015.   The Evening of Entertainment...

Commodity Classic Registration & Housing Opens Wednesday, November 13 at 10:00 a.m. Central

(Posted Thu. Nov 7th, 2019)

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Registration and housing for America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience officially opens at 10:00 a.m. Central on Wednesday, November 13.   The 2020 Commodity Classic will be held Thursday, Feb. 27 through Saturday, Feb. 29 in San Antonio, Texas. To register, reserve hotel rooms, and sign up for email updates, visit CommodityClassic.com.   Early discounts on registration end January 9, 2020.   Established in 1996, Commodity Classic features 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.   “Commodity Classic is unlike any other agriculture event because every experience, every educational session, and every speaker at Commodity Classic is selected by farmers, for farmers,” said Bob Bowman, an Iowa farmer and co-chair...

Commodity Classic Educational Sessions Focus on Clarity During Uncertain Times

(Posted Wed. Oct 30th, 2019)

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  As farmers look to improve their profitability in an unpredictable agricultural environment, the educational sessions at the 2020 Commodity Classic are designed to provide farmers with the clarity and insight they need to make better-informed decisions that can have a powerful impact on their bottom line.   The 2020 Commodity Classic will be held Thursday, Feb. 27 through Saturday, Feb. 29 in San Antonio, Texas.  This year’s theme is “See Your Future Clearly.”   More than 40 educational sessions are on the schedule in San Antonio. They will cover a wide range of important topics including soil health, grain marketing, farm policy, farm succession planning, nutrient stewardship, weather trends, mental health, fertility programs, rural broadband access, on-road ag equipment regulations, ag technology, international trade, African Swine Fever and more.   “Every educational session is selected by the Commodity Classic Farmer Committee to ensure the content and the presenters...