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

Friday, March 10

6:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Registration Desk Open


7:00 a.m. -­­ 8:15 a.m.

Early Riser Session

U.S. Farm Report (Live Taping)

Sponsored by Farm Journal


Start your morning with a live taping of U.S. Farm Report from Commodity Classic. Hosted by Tyne Morgan, the discussion will not only dig into the latest supply and demand factors at play in the commodity markets, but also explore the evolving macroeconomic picture around the globe. Our experienced panel of market analysts will also provide their thoughts on 2023 acreage estimates and help you prepare for the potential turbulence during the 2023 season.
The live taping includes a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to produce the show every week. In addition to the taping, audience Q&A helps create an interactive, lively discussion you won't want to miss during the 2023 Commodity Classic.
Make plans to join U.S. Farm Report, the nation's longest running syndicated agricultural news program that has been on the air since 1975. This session is brought to you with support from Ag Resource Management, GHX By Golden Harvest, and United Soybean Board.



Tyne Morgan, Host & Executive Producer, U.S. Farm Report



Chip Nellinger, Risk Management Consultant & Futures Market Specialist, Blue Reef Agri-Marketing

Arlan Suderman, Chief Commodities Economist, StoneX Group Inc. –

FCM Division

Mike North, Principal, Ever.Ag



8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

General Session: What's Next in Agriculture

Sponsored by Corteva Agriscience


In the Friday morning General session, you'll hear from the leaders of the five Commodity Classic presenting organizations on what's next in agriculture. Learn about the politics that affect your operation that can help you become an even better farmer. 


Featured speaker: Garrison Wynn

Join us on Friday for an energizing conversation with Fortune 500 leader and professional comedian, Garrison Wynn. Fusing comedic timing and research to deliver motivational business expertise, Wynn has presented to clients on five continents and is an Amazon #1 bestselling author featured in Forbes and Inc. magazines. Wynn became the youngest department head in a Fortune 500 company's history where he developed and marketed products still being sold in 30 countries. 


8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Trade Show: Optional Media-Only Access for Scheduled Appointments


8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Souvenir Booth 


9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Housing Desk Open 


9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

City Desk Open


10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tours Desk Open


10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Balloon Artist
(Booth #3449)


10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Trade Show: Open (with Lunch 11:30 – 1:00)
Sponsored by United Soybean Board/Farmers for Soil Health


10:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Main Stage in Trade Show

Presented by Successful Farming and Commodity Classic

The following sessions are located on the Main Stage right on the trade show floor:



10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Featured Presentation:
Farmers for Soil Health: Improving Soil Health and On-Farm Sustainability

Presented by Our Soy Checkoff / Farmers for Soil Health


Farmer-leaders from National Corn Growers Association, National Pork Board and the United Soybean Board will explore their latest partnership focused on advancing soil health. The Farmers for Soil Health joint initiative accelerates the learning curve of transitioning to the use of cover crops to further conservation practices, leading to improved soil health and on-farm sustainability. Learn how farmers in 20 states qualify for technical assistance and the cost-share program through Farmers for Soil Health.



Ben West, Farmers for Soil Health, Executive Director



Robert Bonnie, Under Secretary, USDA, Farm Production and Conservation
Neal Bredehoeft, USB Farmer Leader from Missouri
Jim Douglas, USB Farmer Leader from Indiana
Gary Asay, past president of National Pork Board and producer from Illinois

Brandon Hunnicutt, NCGA Farmer Leader



11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Successful Farming Talk: How to Make the Most Success with XtremeAg

Sponsored by FMC


“The Most Successful Farmers” push the envelope by incorporating new growing strategies, methods, products, and equipment. Several of the nation’s most successful growers come together to share their key learnings and key mistakes from 2022 and discuss the changes they will make in 2023. Profitability comes from smarter farming.



Natalina Sents Bausch, Successful Farming

Panel of XtremeAg farmers



12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Successful Farming Talk: Bring Soil Health to Life

Sponsored by Ducks Unlimited


Soil Health 101 – For farmers who have already been practicing minimal tillage and planting cover crops. What can they do to capitalize up on the foundation they’ve built in the soil? What additional prices are suitable to incorporate into their operation? If they’ve reached a plateau, why?



Jessie Scott, Digital Executive Editor, Successful Farming

Panel of agronomists and farmers



1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Successful Farming Talk: All Around the Farm

Sponsored by Successful Farming


For 90 years, Successful Farming’s top-read feature has been All Around the Farm, according to readership surveys. What new inventions have farmers come up with? Check them out for yourself.



Dave Mowitz



2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Featured Presentation:

U.S. Soy’s Commitment to Feeding a Fragile World

Sponsored by United Soybean Board/U.S. Soy


U.S. Soy farmers and industry know that sustainably nourishing our world starts at home with conservation practices that allow them to care for valuable and finite resources – air, soil and water. Implementing these sustainability practices isn’t easy but it’s important for U.S. Soy farmers’ farms, families, and community. While caring about the larger community is a part of farmers’ nature, farmers are expanding the idea of community by looking beyond borders to make sure consumers and customers of soy can access sustainable U.S. Soy that helps advance nutrition, provide climate-forward solutions, and supports progress of people and their communities. Hear from the organizations that represent U.S. Soy across the globe about how U.S. Soy farmers and industry are helping feed the world by providing much more than sustainably produced soybeans.



Jim Sutter, Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Soybean Export Council



Meagan Kaiser, USB Chair
Doug Winter, Chair of U.S. Soybean Export Council
Gena Perry, Executive Director, World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH)



1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

2023 Commodity Hole Tournament (i.e. Bags)


Cheer on your favorite team!
Semi-Final & Final Games
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  - Tradeshow Booth 3449



1:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Learning Center Sessions


1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

How Carbon Farming and Sustainability Programs Unlock New Profitability

Sponsored by Indigo Ag


Learn how sustainable farming practices can improve soil health, generate carbon credits, and boost farm profit potential. Agricultural carbon markets are developing rapidly, and companies are lining up to purchase carbon credits. This gives farmers new avenues for profitability. But how are carbon credits generated? What other sustainability programs are available to farmers? Why are companies interested in these inset and offset programs? How can you maximize new revenue streams in these programs? In our Learning Center Session, we will cover these topics and more, helping you understand the opportunity and how it can apply to your farming operation.



Ryan Stockwell, Sr. Manager, Grower Engagement, Indigo Ag

Darrin Unruh, Channel Partner Manager, Indigo Ag

Meredith Reisfield, Director, Carbon Policy & Strategic Partnerships, Indigo Ag

Ben Riensche, Owner & Manager, Blue Diamond Farming Company




The Agricultural Outlook

Sponsored by American Soybean Association (ASA) and United Soybean Board

The agricultural sector is constantly experiencing dynamic changes. This session brings leading agricultural economists from different sectors to discuss the outlook and what it means for crop and livestock prices, input costs and government payments over the next several years. Short presentations from each economist covering their respective outlook will be followed by a questions and answer session with the audience. This is a chance to see what to expect for prices, costs and payments on your farm.



Scott Gerlt, Chief Economist, American Soybean Association

Mac Marshall, Vice President of Market Intelligence, United Soybean Board

Erin Borror, Vice President Economic Analysis, U.S. Meat Export Federation

Seth Meyer, Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture


Tar Spot 360: What You Need to Know Now

Sponsored by AgriGold


Tar spot is an unpredictable disease that has devastated corn yields in many areas. Disease pressure varies from year to year so the best advice for tar spot is: Be prepared. In this session, a panel of tar spot experts provide a 360-degree view of this disease. You’ll learn where tar spot is emerging and how to prevent losses in your fields. Panelists will share insights from a grower survey on tar spot as well as field trial results that reveal the most effective management tactics. Finally, you’ll learn about promising tar spot solutions in the research pipeline.



Whitney Monin (moderator), National Agronomy Manager, AgriGold

Darcy Telenko, Extension Field Crop Pathologist, Purdue University

Missy Bauer, Certified Crop Advisor, B&M Crop Consulting

Mike Popelka, Ph.D., Hybrid Product Breeders Manager, AgReliant Genetics



2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Struggle with Supply: Transparency, Strategy & Future Outlooks

Sponsored by CLAAS


Grower pocketbooks are feeling the impact of supply chain shortages and logistical delays. CLAAS teams up with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and ag component manufacturer, CRM, to discuss the market conditions behind this reality and share expertise on how farmers can mitigate the challenges. From skyrocketing prices on ag machinery to parts shortages, the team is here to cover it all. Moderated by Brandon Wipf, producer and ASA member. Audience participation is highly encouraged, so bring your questions.



Corey Claussen, President, Custom Roto-Mold LLC (CRM)

Curt Blades, Senior Vice President, Agriculture, Construction and Product Leadership, Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

Eric Raby, Senior Vice President, Americas Region, CLAAS Moderator: Brandon Wipf, South Dakota farmer & ASA Board Member



The Endangered Species Act and Pesticides: What It Means for Your Operation

Sponsored by American Soybean Association (ASA), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), Syngenta® and the FIFRA-Endangered Species Task Force


As part of pesticide registrations, EPA and other federal regulators are increasingly working to better understand what pesticide and field measures might be needed to protect endangered species from potential pesticide exposure. In the years to come, farmers will likely face greater limits on how, when and where they can apply pesticides. Now more than ever farmers must understand the EPA registration process and engage to ensure their voice is heard. The safe use of crop protection technologies is a shared responsibility among technology providers, retailers, farmers and regulators — and each of these voices is critical to ensure regulatory decisions are workable for agriculture. Come learn from an expert panel what the Endangered Species Act means for your operation and how you can make sure pesticide measures minimize the impact on production while protecting the environment.



Mary Kay Thatcher, Senior Manager, Federal Government and Industry Relations, Syngenta



Jake Li, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency (invited)

Stanley Culpepper, Professor of Weed Science at University of Georgia, and farmer

Tony Burd, Senior Regulatory Stewardship Manager, Syngenta

Patty Mann, Grower



Science Based Nutrient Management in Times of High Fertilizer Prices

Sponsored by Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Program & Nutrien eKonomics


When prices are high, how do I use science to decide what and how much fertilizer to apply this year? Making science-based decisions when fertilizer prices are high can help increase the return on investment (ROI) from your nutrient management strategy. Dr. Karl Wyant, Nutrien Director of Agronomy, will share what practices you can take when preparing for high fertilizer prices, including nutrient management and crop rotations based on current crop markets.

The last portion of the session will feature the awards presentation for the 2023 International Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) of the Year. CCAs strive to be invaluable resources for growers, as “partners” on the business side of your operation and knowledgeable, supportive advisers on the agronomic side of the equation.



Dr. Karl Wyant, Director of Agronomy, Nutrien

J. Isaac Wolford, CCA-CB, Agronomist, Chair ICCA, CCA

Luther Smith, CAE, Director of Certification, American Society of Agronomy



3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Getting the Most Out of Your Nitrogen Investment

Sponsored by Corteva Agriscience


Nitrogen fertilizer prices hit record highs in 2022. As costs remain volatile, it’s increasingly important to take measures that will ensure the best possible return on your nitrogen investment. Nutrient Maximizers field experts from Corteva Agriscience will discuss how to help your crop maximize each nitrogen application and the tools and technology available to corn farmers looking to create a customized nitrogen management program. They’ll also look at steps farmers can take to help ensure optimal nitrogen use efficiency – and nitrogen loss prevention – for maximum corn yield potential. 



Andrew Luzum, Nutrient Maximizer Strategic Account Manager, Corteva AgriScience
Matthew Vandehaar, Field Agronomist, Pioneer

Rich DeSchepper, Agronomy Sales, Marketing & HR Manager, West Central FS, Inc.


Who Are You Calling Inflated? 5 Tips to Face the Monster of Inflation.

Sponsored by Advance Trading, Inc.

Inflation is rapidly picking up its pace in the wake of our nation’s determination to rebuild the economy. We are facing an adversary this nation has not seen in 50 years. Markets, inputs, and uncertainty are on the rise. Will we see the price of grains stay high enough to justify high inputs? We are in the bushel business. The future depends on how you market your crops. Take control of these historic times in this dynamic session revealing the top 5 tips to managing inflation, bull markets, and geopolitical uncertainty.



Tommy Grisafi, Ag Risk Management Advisor, Advance Trading, Inc.



3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Rock DeMarco, Speed Painter
(Booth #3449)


5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

NCGA National Corn Yield Contest Winners Celebration*


5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

ASA Awards Celebration*


*ASA and NCGA awards events’ ticket availability is limited and on a first come, first served basis for those with full registration or Friday one-day registration.


Please find general Education descriptions for What's New, Mini What's New, and Learning Center sessions here.