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Welcome Reception


5 – 7 p.m.

Sponsored by Syngenta®

(Ticket required)


Syngenta is looking forward to Anaheim for the 2018 Commodity Classic. Join us for a welcome reception to kick off the week with tasty hors d’oeuvres, beverages and conversations with old and new friends.


This reception is a ticketed event for registered farmers and family members, state and national commodity organization staff and media. Your entry ticket and drink ticket, compliments of Syngenta, will be included with your registration badge. Anyone under the age of 21 must be accompanied by an adult.



Evening of Entertainment: WORLD CLASSIC ROCKERS


8:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.

Sponsored by Monsanto


Enjoy this Commodity Classic exclusive event at the Anaheim Convention Center as we close out another incredible convention. Visit the Monsanto booth during trade show hours for an opportunity to win front-row seats.



What happens when you bring together talent from such classic rock superstars as Journey, Boston, Santana, Steppenwolf and Lynyrd Skynyrd? The night explodes into an epic conclusion of Anaheim’s all-star Commodity Classic—growing beyond all expectations. World Classic Rockers brings all your favorite hits from all of the biggest classic rock bands together for a night you are sure to remember. With an unparalleled lineup of talent, rock along to the tunes you love—played by the artists that first made them famous. The years may have passed, but these stars still shine. Bring your friends, old and new, along to light up the night in a Commodity Classic send-off for the ages.



General Session


9 – 11 a.m.

Sponsored by Dow AgroSciences


Moderator:  Mark Mayfield
Keynote:  U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue

Speaker:  Keni Thomas


The General Session is where you truly experience the importance of Commodity Classic. Throughout the session, there is a strong sense of common purpose with a combination of inspiration, information and insight. Comedian Mark Mayfield returns to the stage, along with commodity organization leaders, for a discussion of the hottest issues facing our nation’s corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum farmers. Additionally, there will be an update from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.


U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will give the keynote address during the General Session.  Secretary Perdue is expected to share his vision for the U.S. Department of Agriculture including his thoughts on a new Farm Bill, international trade, rural development and the role of agriculture in America’s food security and economic vitality.


The session concludes with an appearance by Keni Thomas, a Staff Sergeant with the Army 3rd Ranger Battalion who was deployed to Mogadishu, Somalia in 1993 as part of the elite special operations package Task Force Ranger. Their mission was to find and capture a criminal warlord named Mohammed Farrah Aidid. On the 3rd of October, Keni and his fellow rangers distinguished themselves in an eighteen-hour firefight that would later be recounted in the highly successful book and movie Blackhawk Down.


A powerful speaker, Keni captivates audiences from beginning to end as he tells the incredible story of extraordinary individuals and how they fought to bring each other home.


Don’t miss this incredible event that embodies the spirit pushing farmers to “Grow Beyond.”



Association Banquets

Wednesday, February 28


Tickets to the American Soybean Association and the National Corn Growers Association banquets are included in full registration.  However, tickets are limited and available on a first-come, space available basis.


National Corn Growers Association Awards Banquet

Wednesday, February 28

6 – 8:30 p.m.

Sponsored by John Deere, BASF Corporation  and DuPont Pioneer


Join the excitement as NCGA celebrates the winners of the ever-popular annual National Corn Yield Contest, as well as all those who helped break membership records for the organization. You’ll also get an update from NCGA leadership and industry representatives. Then, sit back and enjoy the humorous, interactive entertainment of The Oklahoma Kid, Marty Tipton.



American Soybean Association Awards Banquet

Wednesday, February 28

6 – 9 p.m.

Sponsored by DuPont Pioneer, United Soybean Board/Soy Checkoff and John Deere. With support from Monsanto BioAg.


Join ASA for dinner and a celebration of the soybean industry. Awards will honor achievements by volunteers, leaders and farmers from state soybean affiliates across the country. Hear from the president of ASA and key industry supporters. Enjoy an evening of celebration, great food, time with old and new friends, and entertainment to complete the evening.