America's largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention & trade show.

Educational Sessions


Education that helps America’s best farmers become even better!


Success in tough times takes a little extra effort, insight and fortitude. Attending the 2017 Commodity Classic is a great way to “Farmer Up!” and strengthen the position of your operation by getting even smarter, more efficient and more profitable.


The line-up of educational sessions at Commodity Classic is selected by a team of farmers just like you, so you can be assured that the content, presenters and information are relevant, current and essential to your success.


  • Be among the first to learn about new products, technology and innovation—well before other farmers ready about them in a farm magazine
  • Talk with top management, engineers and marketing professionals from the companies you do business with
  • Get your hands on new equipment and technology in the huge trade show
  • Hear from thought-provoking speakers and difference-makers in agriculture
  • Learn from other farmers you meet—how they deal with challenges, what they grow and how they grow it

Many educational sessions are concurrent. You can walk into any session without preregistering.  All you need is your name badge.  If a session isn’t quite what you expected, don’t be afraid to excuse yourself and attend another.


Commodity Classic education includes:


Early Riser Sessions Set your alarm for these early morning, eye-opening presentations on market trends and ag issues.  Complimentary coffee and pastries are provided.


Learning Center Sessions In-depth discussions of current issues and topics that have a direct impact on your farm.


Mini What’s New Sessions Commodity Classic’s version of speed-dating: Back-to-back 5-minute presentation in a fast-paced 90-minute period.  Get a quick overview of key innovations and new products.  Then visit the exhibitors’ booths in the trade show to get details.


What’s New Sessions Concurrent 40-minute presentation showcasing innovations and services from leading agribusinesses.  Visit the presenters’ trade show exhibits to learn more.


Main Stage Located right on the trade show floor offering a great schedule of keynote speakers, panel discussions and unique ag showcases.