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Welcome Reception

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27

5 – 7 p.m.

Sponsored by Syngenta®

(Ticket required)

 

Join Syngenta in kicking off the 2019 Commodity Classic with a welcome reception. Stop by for networking, hors d’oeuvres and beverages and be sure to get a photo to commemorate the occasion.

 

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: THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND

SATURDAY, MARCH 2

8:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.

Sponsored by Bayer

 

Visit the Bayer booth during trade show hours for an opportunity to win front row seats!

 

The Charlie Daniels Band will put a cherry on top of the 2019 Commodity Classic as they perform  well-known hits such as “Uneasy Rider” “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” and of course, their signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”.  

 

An outspoken patriot and still a road warrior at age 80, Charlie has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum, award-winning career. He’s a member of the Grand Old Opry and has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

 

General Session

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Sponsored by Corteva Agriscience

 

Moderator: Mark Mayfield
Keynote: Christine Cashen
Invited: Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

 

The General Session is where you truly understand why Commodity Classic is “Time to Shine!” 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.

 

Fasten your seatbelt as Christine Cashen delivers a fast-paced, hilarious program on handling conflict and reducing stress – as well as tips on life, love, work and happiness. Christine is known worldwide for her ability to entertain and energize audiences.

 

Don’t miss this incredible event that is sure to leave you with a smile on your face and your spirits soaring!

 

Association Banquets

Friday, March 1

 

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

Friday, March 1

6 – 8:30 p.m.

Sponsored by John Deere, BASF Corporation and Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont

 

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, the Atlantic City Boys will wow you, as they have audiences across the country, with world class vocals, favorite tunes from the 60s and their delightful blend of humor and showmanship.

 

 

American Soybean Association Awards Banquet

Friday, March 1

6 – 9 p.m.

Sponsored by United Soybean Board/Soy Checkoff, Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, John Deere and FMC

 

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.