America's largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural & educational experience!

General Session

Friday, Feb. 28


9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sponsored by Corteva Agriscience


Moderator: Mark Mayfield

Keynote:  Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman

Invited: Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture


The General Session is a true highlight of Commodity Classic—where you’ll feel a powerful sense of common purpose and pride as a member of the farming community. Long-time Commodity Classic emcee Mark Mayfield returns to the stage. You’ll hear commodity association leaders discuss the hot topics facing our nation’s corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum farmers. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers will also provide an update.


Then take flight with Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman as he shares his compelling message about leading with courage and reaching new heights in agriculture. Lt. Col. Waldman is a decorated fighter pilot, Hall of Fame Speaker and New York Times bestselling author. He will inspire you to collaborate and innovate with your fellow farmers and ag partners to maximize your potential in farming and in life.