Row crop farmers attend the biggest commodity trade show today. Commodity Classic takes place in San Antonio, Texas Thursday through Saturday. This year’s conference is titled “farmer up.”
“These are challenging times for agriculture farmers, so it’s critically important that we all become as efficient and educated as possible,” said Ed Erickson, Jr., a soybean farmer from Milnor, ND, and 2017 Commodity Classic co-chair. “Commodity Classic is where all of us can ‘farmer up’ and discover the new technology, ideas and innovations that will help us not only survive tough time, but thrive in them.”
The massive trade show at Commodity Classic is one of the main attractions.
“Agribusiness companies large and small know that America’s best farmers are walking the aisles at the trade show, so they bring out their best in terms of equipment, technology and people to make sure farmers get the information they need to make good decisions,” said Kevin Ross, an Iowa farmer and co-chair of the 2017 Commodity Classic. “If it’s new it’s at Commodity Classic. If you need to know about it, you’ll learn it at Commodity Classic.”
Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is presented by the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Sorghum Producers, National Association of Wheat Growers and Association of Equipment Manufacturers.