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


Room W311


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 Usset 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

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

Tours Desk Open

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

Souvenir Booth Open

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

Learning Center Sessions


Struggles with Stratification the Sequel

Sponsored by Calmer

Room W311

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, Farmer, President of Calmer Ag Research, and Founder of Calmer Corn Heads



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
Sponsored by Our Soy Checkoff/United Soybean Board

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

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

Sponsored by Our Soy Checkoff/United Soybean Board


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

City Desk Open

9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Housing Desk Open

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

What's New Sessions


What’s New sessions are an opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their latest innovations and services. Attend these in-depth 30-minute presentations, ask questions of company representatives, and learn “What’s New!”


9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Get the Dirt on the New Herbicide from Syngenta®: Longer-Lasting Residual Control Coming Soon

Sponsored by Syngenta®


Room W207


Two-thirds of corn growers say troublesome weeds like waterhemp and Palmer amaranth are difficult to control by current herbicides. For growers looking for longer-lasting weed control, upon registration Syngenta® will be introducing a corn herbicide that will provide up to three weeks longer residual control than other leading corn herbicides.



Mark Kitt, Technical Product Lead, Syngenta®

Bryan Young, Professor of Weed Science, Purdue University



9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

NASA's Agriculture Consortium: How to Get Involved

Sponsored by NASA’s Agriculture Program


Room W208


This new effort greatly increases NASA’s ability to connect with America's farmers and agriculture industries, which will also help inform and shape NASA’s future investments in technology, science, and applications.



Brad Doorn, NASA Agriculture and Water Program Manager

Alyssa Whitcraft, NASA’s Domestic Agriculture Consortium Director

Karen St. Germain, Director of NASA Earth Science Division



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

Are you Ready to Take your Farm on the Journey to Automation?

Sponsored by John Deere


Room W204


Come learn about the journey to autonomy with a focus on sense & act products John Deere is developing to help your farming operations now and in the future.  Learn what steps to take today to best position you for the future of ag technology.



Emily Priebe, Manager, Production System Marketing, Agricultural & Turf Division, John Deere

Matt Olson, Manager, Precision Ag Go-to-Market, Agricultural & Turf Division, John Deere



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

BW Fusion Total Performance Crop Nutrition Programs

Sponsored by BW Fusion


Room W207


From planting to harvest BW Fusion is offering a full crop and soil nutrition program for both corn and soybeans that unlocks the natural ability of plants and soil to maximize profitability.



Bodie Kitchel, National Director of Agronomy



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

The Future Pathway for Bio Stimulant & Micronutrient Delivery

Sponsored by HGS BioScience


Room W208


Introducing a new, convenient way to experience the benefits bio stimulants offer through HGS BioScience’s  granulation technology. The innovative, Humi[K] granule Performance Granule technology offers a new pathway for nutrients, microbials, and other bio stimulants to reach the soil & plant effectively and efficiently – increasing stress tolerance and optimizing crop production.



Mike Steffeck, CEO, HGS BioScience

Scott Messer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, HGS BioScience



10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Main Stage in Trade Show
Featured Presentation:
Soy Checkoff Partnerships:
Delivering a Winning Combination of Sustainability and Product Performance

Sponsored by Our Soy Checkoff/United Soybean Board


Product sustainability is driving today’s consumer purchasing decisions. U.S. Soy continues to be recognized as the sustainable ingredient of choice for a growing list of biobased product manufacturers. Join representatives from soy checkoff partnering companies to learn how the soybeans you grow each year help meet long-term corporate sustainability goals. U.S. Soy lowers their environmental footprint and delivers sustainable products that meet the preferences of today’s consumers.



Rob Dant, Senior Director, SYNLawn
Bob Woloszynek, Chief Engineer, Global Material development, Goodyear
Todd Vogelsinger, Director of Marketing, Columbia Forest Products
USB – Brent Gatton, USB Farmer Leader from Kentucky



10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

GrainVue: Taking the Guesswork Out of Storing Grain

Sponsored by GSI


Room W204


Learn how a new wave in stored grain management systems is taking the guesswork out of protecting your grain with 24/7 monitoring, automated fan management settings and an easy-to-use interface, giving you peace-of-mind that your grain is in the ideal condition.



Greg Trame, Director of Technology Sales, GSI



10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Bayer Announces New TriVolt™ Corn Herbicide

Sponsored by Bayer Crop Science


Room W207


This new proprietary corn herbicide formula provides broad-spectrum and consistent broadleaf weed and grass control for visibly clean fields. TriVolt contains three different active ingredients: Thiencarbazone, Flufenacet and Isoxaflutole from Groups 2, 15 and 27 herbicides, respectively. This proprietary combination provides burndown and residual activity for up to 8 weeks through a variety of weather conditions. When tank-mixed with Atrazine, TriVolt delivers 4 different sites of action to help combat troublesome grass and broadleaf weeds, such as Waterhemp, Foxtail species, Common ragweed, Kochia and Palmer Amaranth.



Dominik Hoffman, NA Product Manager Crop Protection, Bayer Crop Science

John Buol, North America Technical Manager – Selective Herbicides; Bayer Crop Science

Cody Evans, Crop Protection Technical Development Representative, IL, Bayer Crop Science

Farmer Panel



10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Maximizing Profit and Nutrient Utilization with Netafim’s Subsurface Drip Irrigation for Manure Effluent (SDI-E™)

Sponsored by Netafim


Room W208


SDI-E makes it economically possible for dairies, cattle, and swine operations to manage their manure in ways that boost water quality, conserve water supplies, reduce commercial fertilizer usage, keep their farms in line with regulatory mandates, and protect their bottom line.



Adam Zeltwanger – Construction Project Manager, Riverview, LLP

Todd Rokey – Owner, Rokey Farms; Kurt Grimm – CEO, NutraDrip

Tim Wolf – Research Agronomist, Netafim USA



11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Nitrogen You Need, Now On Seed

Sponsored by Pivot Bio


Room W204


Pivot Bio's product innovation leaders will showcase the technology behind the disruptive products, Pivot Bio PROVEN 40Ⓡ OS and Pivot Bio RETURN® OS. Participants will also hear from farmer customers and expert agronomists who have used the product during the 2021 and 2022 trials.

Pivot Bio has introduced an entirely new class of products that integrates nitrogen seamlessly with the seed during planting. The first-ever product to deliver nitrogen-producing microbes on the seed for crops like corn, sorghum, and spring wheat, PROVEN® 40 On-Seed (OS) and RETURN® OS provide growers with nitrogen that is better for their farms.




11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Wheat Growers Need Full Rate Herbicide Options to Control Weeds

Sponsored by UPL


Room W207


To control grass and broadleaf weeds like kochia and foxtail, wheat growers are asking for herbicides with full rates of active ingredients and multiple modes of action. Hear how UPL R&D created the new BATALIUM AMPED herbicide with “finishing power” and performance reports from the field.



Chad Effertz, Head of Field Development - North America, UPL

Ryan Bryant-Schlobohm, Technical Services Manager, UPL



11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

SPEAR RC for Lepidopteran and Insecticide Resistance Management in Broad Acre Crops

Sponsored by Vestaron Corporation


Room W208


Spear RC is launched as a new insecticide for the management of lepidopteran pests in row crops. This product harnesses a novel peptide-based technology and new mode of action to give growers the power of synthetics with the safety and sustainability of biologicals.



Dayna Collett, PhD, Field Development Manager, Vestaron Corp

Gus Lorenz, PhD, Market Development Consultant, Vestaron Corp



10:30 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, Managing Director, Kluis Commodity Advisors



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

Mini What’s New Sessions

During this fast-paced 90-minute window, exhibitors provide brief, five-minute introductions to their newest innovations. Listen to their presentations and then visit these companies on the Trade Show floor to learn even more.


NeoVita™ 43: A Simple Solution for Higher Yields
Sponsor: ADM


The Rise of Sprayer Drones on the Farm
Sponsor: Agri Spray Drones


Brock's new TrueGrain Dryer Moisture Sensing System
Sponsor: Brock Grain Systems


AFS Furrow Command: The Future of Consistent Seed Placement

Sponsor: Case IH


Choosing the Right Diesel Fuel To Benefit Your Operation

Sponsor: Cenex


Introducing a New Cereal Plant Growth Regulator: Adjust™ SL

Sponsor: Eastman


Quit Sleeping By Your Dryer. Check the App that Will Help You Rest Easy.

Sponsor: GSI


The New X-FACTOR for Fighting Seedling Disease

Sponsor: Indigo Ag


Kondex Unveils KX7 Concaves for New Holland Combines

Sponsor: Kondex Corporation


BIO-CAPSULETM: Safeguarding Microbes All the Way to Furrow

Sponsor: Meristem Crop Performance


DuraPlankTM Concrete Splashboard: The Next Generation of Enhanced Durability to Your Building's Foundation

Sponsor: Morton Buildings, Inc.


New Era of Spraying is Connected and Precise: The Guardian Front Boom Sprayer

Sponsor: New Holland Agriculture


Crystal Green - The Most Efficient Granular Phosphate Fertilizer on the Market

Sponsor: Ostara


Expand Your Options with Raven Autonomy

Sponsor: Raven Industries


Using Cloud-Based Farm Accounting to Pinpoint Your True Field Profitability

Sponsor: Traction Ag


New At-Plant Solutions for a Strong Start in Corn and Soybeans

Sponsor: WinField® United




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, Partner, The Context Network

Farmer panel



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

2023 Commodity Hole Tournament (i.e. Bags)


8 Team Slots Available
Play Thursday & Friday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  
Tradeshow Booth 3449
Sign up your 2-person team at the Tours Desk starting Wednesday, March 8
Bragging Rights, Medal & VISA Gift Card



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


Sponsored by Association of Equipment Manufacturers


*Did you know that competing ag equipment manufacturers literally “plug in” their brands to make sure they are compatible?


*It’s like speed dating for all the different brands.


*Check it out at PLUGFEST, happening right here at Commodity Classic!
The Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) holds Plugfest each year, bringing technical teams from dozens of ag equipment brands together.


Commodity Classic attendees are invited to watch the engineers in action with a one hour “tour”.  


Meet at Room W203B at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 9.



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.