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

Thursday, March 9

6:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Registration Desk Open

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Early Riser Session

Success in a Roller Coaster Market

Sponsored by Farm Progress, Farm Futures, Channel Seed


Marketing is never easy, even when prices are high. These days making sales decisions as prices lurch higher or lower can make you feel like you’re in a roller coaster: excitement, nervousness, fun --maybe even a bit queasy, especially considering high input costs. But if you thought volatility was behind us, think again, as global fundamentals – namely supply shortages, inflation, and the Ukraine-Russia war - continue to point toward more volatility for grain farmers.

In this session grain marketing experts Ed Ussett and Matt Bennett will help grain farmers understand the best ways to manage rollercoaster markets, through a strong marketing plan grounded in fundamentals. They will provide audience members with key marketing strategies that work no matter which way prices go in 2023.


 Ed Usset , Grain Marketing Specialist, University of Minnesota

Matt Bennett, Grain Marketing Consultant, Channel Seed


8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Trade Show: Media-Only Preview

8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Learning Center Sessions


Struggles with Stratification the Sequel

Sponsored by Calmer


As a follow-up to 2022’s “Struggles with Stratification” presentation from Commodity Classic in New Orleans, Calmer will review the results of their nationwide, year-long stratification study. Calmer will review findings from soil studies conducted at farms across the United States, discuss the implications of stratification, and present data on the yield advantages of de-stratifying soils. Dave Hula and Randy Dowdy will join Calmer and give their thoughts on how serious a problem stratification has become and how to prevent it.  



Dave Hula, Farmer, World Record Corn Yield Champion

Randy Dowdy, Farmer, World Record Soybean Yield Champion

Marion Calmer, President, CEO, Inventor, Founder, Calmer, Grain Marketing Specialist, University of Minnesota



Financial and Risk Management Strategies for 2023

Sponsored by Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture

During the session, the expert panel will share key lessons from 2022 and help producers plan for the financial and risk management realities of 2023. The discussion will feature the latest data from the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. These results will specifically focus on what farmers see happening with regard to their current financial situation, expected profitability in 2023, the desirability of making large investments in their farms, plans for expansion and their approach to risk management in these challenging times. Emphasis will be placed on the role of technology adoption in improving farm profitability.



Jason Henderson, Senior Associate Dean, College of Agriculture and Director, Purdue Extension

Michael Langemeier, Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University and Associate Director, Center for Commercial Agriculture

James Mintert, Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University and Director, Center for Commercial Agriculture


8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Trade Show: Grand Opening Ceremony

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Trade Show: Open (with Lunch 11:30 – 1:00)

9:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

What's New Sessions

Check back in January for a full listing of these informative sessions!


11:30 a.m. - 3:00 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:


11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Successful Farming Talk: Strategies for Success - Where’s the Market Going?

Sponsored by Farm Credit


Al Kluis will provide his fundamental and chart outlook for this marketing year. He will also provide his specific price and time plan for marketing your corn and soybeans.



Al Kluis, Kluis Commodities      



12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Mini What’s New Sessions
Check back in January for a full listing of these informative sessions!


2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Successful Farming Talk: Cashing in on Carbon

Sponsored by Truterra


Carbon markets are hot! Still, many farmers still sit on the sidelines because there is not enough information about them. What’s the real scoop on the emerging carbon markets? Will farmers actually be fairly paid for participating in these new programs? Find some answers with this panel.



Garth Boyd, Context Network

Farmer panel



4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Trade Show: Exhibitor In-Booth Receptions (invitation only)


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