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Significant New Records Set in Attendance and Trade Show Size

 

ST. LOUIS (March 9, 2016) – With nearly a quarter more attendees compared to last year, the 2016 Commodity Classic convention and trade show, which took place last week in New Orleans, shattered many previous records for the landmark event.

 

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With nearly 8,000 total attendees, the 2015 Commodity Classic convention and trade show, which took place last week in Phoenix, Arizona, shattered previous records for the landmark event.

 

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ST. LOUIS (March 8, 2014) – With more than 7,300 total attendees, the 2014 Commodity Classic convention and trade show, which took place in San Antonio, Texas, shattered previous records for the landmark event.

 

“We knew it was the biggest event ever, but the numbers really surprised us as we saw them rolling in …

ST. LOUIS (March 7, 2013) – Attendance records continue to be broken at Commodity Classic. This year, record attendance totaled 6,214, including a record number of 3,324 corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum growers. There were also 1,078 first-time non-exhibitor attendees, another record set.

 

“By the growth of attendance at Commodity Classic, it's clear that farmers are seeing the advantage of coming to this great show,” …

ST. LOUIS (March 7, 2012) –The 2012 Commodity Classic surpassed  all previous turnout records with a total of 6,014 attendees. This represents a 25 percent increase from last year’s record of 4,826 attendees. Once again, farm families represented over half of the participants, with 3,505 growers, spouses and children attending.

“We broke records in every category,” said Commodity Classic Co-chair Martin Barbre. “However, …

ST. LOUIS (March 15, 2011) –The 2011 Commodity Classic surpassed all previous turnout records with a total of 4,826 attendees. Farm families represented over half of the participants with 2,776 attendees, and first-time attendees saw an 80 percent increase over the previous year.

Commodity Classic is the premier convention and trade show of the National Corn Growers Association, the American Soybean Association, the National Association of Wheat Growers and …

 ST. LOUIS (March 11, 2010) – With 202 companies exhibiting in 816 booths, the 2010 Commodity Classic Trade Show once again raised the bar on must attend industry events in agriculture. The show surpassed previous turnout for a Commodity Classic held in California with 1,369 growers attending and a total attendance of 4,330.

“We were delighted with the overwhelming success of this year’s Commodity Classic,” said …

ST. LOUIS (March 4, 2009)–With 236 companies exhibiting in 943 booths, the 2009 Commodity Classic Trade Show set a record in Grapevine, Texas, for the largest show in the history of Commodity Classic. The trade show has more than doubled in size since the first Commodity Classic in 1996. More growers attended Commodity Classic in 2009 than in 2008–1,513–with total attendance of 4,527.

“Commodity Classic in Grapevine was a …