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Commodity Classic Names Maureen Feck Show Director
(Posted Jun. 2nd 2022 at 9:45 AM )

Commodity Classic Names Maureen Feck Show Director

 

ST. LOUIS, MO (June 1, 2022) – Commodity Classic is delighted to announce Maureen Feck has accepted the role of Show Director and will begin her new job on July 1, 2022.

 

Feck comes to Commodity Classic from the True Value Company, where she served as Senior Director of Meetings and Events. In her previous role, Feck worked in the hardware and tools industry with accomplishments including growing attendance in bi-annual, city-wide conventions by 18 percent over two years and developing events that are strategically focused on creating …

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(Posted May. 23rd 2022 at 10:55 AM )

2023 Commodity Classic Show Floor Opens Thursday, May 26

 

ST. LOUIS, MO (May 23, 2022) – The 2023 Commodity Classic trade show floor opens to new exhibitors at 10:00 a.m. Central on Thursday, May 26. Commodity Classic’s “Preparing for the Next Generation” will be held March 9-11, 2023, in Orlando, Florida.  

 

“It was so exciting to be back in person for Commodity Classic this year in New Orleans,” said George Goblish, a Minnesota farmer, ASA member, and co-chair of the 2023 Commodity Classic. “Being able to connect in-person with so many progressive farmers from …

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(Posted Mar. 17th 2022 at 11:30 AM )

Commodity Classic Scores A Big Hit in the Big Easy

Nearly 8,000 Attendees in New Orleans for Farming’s Must-Attend Event

 

ST. LOUIS, MO (March 17, 2022) — Nearly 8,000 attendees – farmers as well as exhibitors, industry stakeholders and members of the media – gathered for the 2022 Commodity Classic, as the popular annual event returned to an in-person format March 10-12 in New Orleans.

 

“We were so excited to be live and in-person in New Orleans after a digital event last year,” said Gerry Hayden, 2022 Commodity Classic co-chair and soybean and corn farmer from Kentucky. …

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(Posted Mar. 3rd 2022 at 10:05 AM )

Commodity Classic Announces Relaxed COVID-19 Guidelines

City of New Orleans lifts indoor mask mandate, keeps testing requirements

 

 

ST. LOUIS, MO (March 3, 2022)—2022 Commodity Classic is pleased to announce that attendees at the March 10-12 event in New Orleans will not be required to wear masks indoors at the convention center or in convention hotels, according to new guidelines announced by the City of New Orleans yesterday afternoon.

 

The 2022 Commodity Classic is being held March 10-12 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Per City of New Orleans mandates …

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(Posted Mar. 2nd 2022 at 1:55 PM )

 USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack Confirmed as Keynote Speaker at 2022 Commodity Classic

 

1433Washington, D.C. (March 2, 2022). U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will be the keynote speaker during the General Session at the 2022 Commodity Classic held March 10-12 in New Orleans. The General Session is scheduled for Friday, March 11, at 9 a.m. at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

 

Secretary Vilsack is expected to share his vision for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and …

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(Posted Feb. 10th 2022 at 8:27 AM )

Commodity Classic Salutes Long-Time Show Director

Peggy Findley Retiring After 26 Years

 

ST. LOUIS, MO (Feb. 10, 2022)— From the first Commodity Classic in 1996 through the upcoming 2022 event March 10-12 in New Orleans, one person in particular has been a constant guiding force for the annual agricultural trade show and educational event.

 

Peggy Findley, the show director for the past 26 years, has announced that she will be retiring later this year, once her replacement is hired and the transition of duties for managing the 2023 event in Orlando is complete. Commodity Classic …

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(Posted Feb. 7th 2022 at 8:35 PM )

Networking with Top Farmers Key Benefit of

Attending 2022 Commodity Classic

Live Event in New Orleans Set to Attract Thousands

 

ST. LOUIS, MO (Feb. 8, 2022)—Hallway conversations and in-person connections are an integral part of the educational experience at Commodity Classic, as farmers share their knowledge, passion and insight with colleagues from across the nation.

 

The 2022 Commodity Classic will be held March 10-12 in New Orleans with the theme “The Future Is In Your Hands.” Attendees can register for all three days or for single-day attendance. 

 

Networking with other farmers is …

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(Posted Jan. 25th 2022 at 6:55 AM )

Commodity Classic Educational Sessions Focus on

Clarity During Uncertain Times

 

ST. LOUIS, MO (January 25, 2022) — As farmers look to improve their profitability in an unpredictable agricultural environment, the educational sessions at the 2022 Commodity Classic are designed to provide farmers with the clarity and insight needed to make better-informed decisions that can have a powerful impact on their bottom line.

 

The 2022 Commodity Classic will be held Thursday, March 10 through Saturday, March 12 in New Orleans. This year’s theme is “The Future Is In Your Hands.”

 

More than 50 …

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(Posted Jan. 20th 2022 at 4:10 PM )

Commodity Classic Announces Main Stage Line-Up for 2022

 

ST. LOUIS (January 20, 2022)— Some of the nation’s leading agriculture experts and well-known personalities will be featured on the Main Stage during the 2022 Commodity Classic held March 10-12 in New Orleans.

 

The Main Stage, presented by Successful Farming® and Commodity Classic, is located right on the trade show floor. Presentations are scheduled during trade show hours. Highlights of the Main Stage line-up for 2022 include:

•    Al Kluis, marketing columnist for Successful Farming®: Strategies for Success in 2022

•    Cashing in …

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(Posted Jan. 18th 2022 at 8:31 AM )

2022 Commodity Classic Announces Evening of Entertainment

Sara Evans to Perform Saturday, March 12 in New Orleans

 

 

ST. LOUIS, MO (January 18, 2022) — Multi-platinum country musician Sara Evans will close out the 2022 Commodity Classic with a bang during Saturday night’s Evening of Entertainment. Commodity Classic will be held Thursday, March 10 through Saturday, March 12 in New Orleans.

 

As the fifth most-played female artist on country radio in the last two decades, some of Evans’ top singles include “Born to …

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(Posted Jan. 17th 2022 at 10:35 AM )

Commodity Classic Excited to Return to New Orleans

for America’s Largest In-Person, Farmer-Led Event

 

ST. LOUIS, MO (January 11, 2022)—Exhibitors are booked, speakers are warming up, and Commodity Classic is letting farmers know “The Future Is in Your Hands” March 10-12 in New Orleans.

 

Show officials report the 2022 trade show floor is 99% sold out with very limited space still available.

 

“We’re excited and ready to host a live show again for all of our producers, exhibitors, and agribusinesses,” said Gary Porter, a Missouri farmer and co-chair of the 2022 Commodity Classic. “After …

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(Posted Jan. 11th 2022 at 2:45 PM )

Commodity Classic Discounted Registration Fees

End January 21

 

ST. LOUIS, MO (January 11, 2022)—Only a few days remain to take advantage of registration discounts for the 2022 Commodity Classic to be held March 10-12, 2022 in New Orleans.

 

Friday, January 21, 2022, is the last day the discounts will be in effect. 

 

Registration fees vary depending on the number of days attended. Full registration covers all three days of the event, and one-day registrations are also available. Members of the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Sorghum Producers, National Association of …

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(Posted Nov. 16th 2021 at 10:10 AM )

Registration & Housing Now Open for

2022 Commodity Classic in New Orleans

 

ST. LOUIS, MO (Nov. 16, 2021) — Registration and housing for the 2022 Commodity Classic is now open. America’s largest farmer-led agricultural and educational experience will be held Thursday, March 10 through Saturday, March 12 in New Orleans, LA.

 

To register, reserve hotel rooms, sign up for email updates, and register for optional tours in and around New Orleans, visit CommodityClassic.com. A list of exhibiting companies, a map of the trade show floor, and the registration brochure can also be found …

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(Posted Oct. 15th 2021 at 1:27 PM by: Kris Martinez)

2022 Commodity Classic Exhibit Space Still Available for

Nearly Sold-Out Show

October 15, 2021 Deadline for Educational Session Proposals

 

ST. LOUIS, MO (October 5, 2021) — Sign up now to exhibit at America’s largest farmer-led agricultural and educational experience while space is available. There is still time for exhibitors to submit a proposal by October 15 to sponsor “What’s New” and “Mini What’s New” sessions. 

 

Commodity Classic is excited to bring the agriculture industry together again in-person March 10-12, 2022, in New Orleans for the annual showcase of ag technology, crop production science, …

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(Posted Jun. 23rd 2021 at 7:30 PM by: Commodity Classic)

Commodity Classic Offers Exhibitors Unique Opportunities to Reach Producers Through Education

July 8 Deadline to Submit Proposals for Learning Centers

 

ST. LOUIS, MO (June 22, 2021) — Commodity Classic, America’s largest farmer-led agricultural and educational experience, returns to New Orleans March 10-12, 2022. As thousands of America’s top producers flock to The Big Easy, exhibitors and agrimarketers will showcase their brands and provide information, new technology, and innovative strategies at the three-day event.

 

Outstanding education is a hallmark of Commodity Classic. Farmers consistently report that one of the top reasons they attend the event is to …

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(Posted Jun. 23rd 2021 at 7:25 PM by: Commodity Classic)

2022 Commodity Classic Schedule Announced

Exhibitor Applications Being Accepted for Nearly Sold-Out Trade Show

 

ST. LOUIS, MO (June 22, 2021) — Plans for the 2022 Commodity Classic are well underway as America’s largest farmer-led agricultural and educational experience returns to New Orleans March 10-12, 2022.
 

The preliminary schedule for the 2022 Commodity Classic can be found online at https://commodityclassic.com/2022-schedule. The schedule highlights tentative dates and times for the dozens of educational sessions, presentations, and special events.

 

“We’re excited for Commodity Classic to be back and in-person again in New Orleans,” said Gary Porter, …

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(Posted May. 5th 2021 at 9:50 PM by: Commodity Classic)

For more information, contact:
 

Julie Busse, NCGA, busse@ncga.com, 309-338-4113

Jordan Bright, ASA, jbright@soy.org, 314-754-1344

Mariah Wollweber, NAWG, mwollweber@wheatworld.org, 202-547-7800

Jennifer Blackburn, NSP, jennifer@sorghumgrowers.com, 806-749-3478

Sandra Mason, AEM, smason@aem.org, 414-298-4122  
 

 

Commodity Classic Recognized in

Trade Show Executive Magazine for Significant Growth

 

ST. LOUIS, MO (May 6, 2021) - Commodity Classic was recently honored in four different categories in Trade Show Executive Magazine where the trade …

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(Posted Apr. 30th 2021 at 1:15 PM by: Commodity Classic)

For more information, contact:

 

Julie Busse, NCGA, busse@ncga.com, 309-338-4113

Jordan Bright, ASA, jbright@soy.org, 314-754-1344
Mariah Wollweber, NAWG, mwollweber@wheatworld.org, 202-547-7800

Jennifer Blackburn, NSP, jennifer@sorghumgrowers.com, 806-749-3478

Sandra Mason, AEM, smason@aem.org, 414-298-4122  
 

 

2022 Commodity Classic Show Floor Opens Monday, May 10

Trade Show Space Nearly Sold Out

 

ST. LOUIS (April 30, 2021) - The 2022 Commodity Classic trade show floor opens to new exhibitors at 10:00 a.m. Central on Monday, May 10. The show, recently awarded one of the top …

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(Posted Mar. 8th 2021 at 11:10 AM by: Commodity Classic)

For more information, contact:
 
Liz Friedlander, NCGA, friedlander@ncga.com, 202-997-8427
Jordan Bright, ASA, jbright@soy.org, 314-754-1344
Josh Tonsager, jtonsager@wheatworld.org, 202-547-7800
Jennifer Blackburn, NSP, jennifer@sorghumgrowers.com, 806-749-3478
Sandra Mason, AEM, smason@aem.org, 414-298-4122

 

 Registration Deadline is Friday, March 12

 

ST. LOUIS (March 8, 2021) — Farmers and other agricultural advocates who were unable to participate in the 2021 Special Edition of Commodity Classic can still take advantage of the more than 50 educational sessions that were offered during last week’s online event.  Every session …

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(Posted Mar. 8th 2021 at 10:05 AM by: Commodity Classic)

For more information, contact:
 
Liz Friedlander, NCGA, friedlander@ncga.com, 202-997-8427
Jordan Bright, ASA, jbright@soy.org, 314-754-1344
Josh Tonsager, jtonsager@wheatworld.org, 202-547-7800
Jennifer Blackburn, NSP, jennifer@sorghumgrowers.com, 806-749-3478
Sandra Mason, AEM, smason@aem.org, 414-298-4122

 

ST. LOUIS (March 5, 2021) — The 2021 Special Edition of Commodity Classic concluded Friday afternoon with a keynote address from USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. Vilsack’s comments put the final touches on three-and-one-half days of outstanding education, presentations from top agricultural experts and personalities, and networking between farmers and the companies with which they do …

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(Posted Feb. 18th 2021 at 2:45 PM by: Commodity Classic)

For more information, contact:
 
Liz Friedlander, NCGA, friedlander@ncga.com, 202-997-8427
Jordan Bright, ASA, jbright@soy.org, 314-754-1344
Josh Tonsager, jtonsager@wheatworld.org, 202-547-7800
Jennifer Blackburn, NSP, jennifer@sorghumgrowers.com, 806-749-3478
Sandra Mason, AEM, smason@aem.org, 414-298-4122

 

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ST. LOUIS, MO (February 22, 2021)— Commodity Classic’s pivot from a live show—originally scheduled to take place in San Antonio— to a digital online format has created some unique opportunities, according to the two farmers who are co-chairing the 2021 Special Edition of Commodity …

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(Posted Feb. 16th 2021 at 2:55 PM by: Commodity Classic)

For more information, contact:
 
Liz Friedlander, NCGA, friedlander@ncga.com, 202-997-8427
Jordan Bright, ASA, jbright@soy.org, 314-754-1344
Josh Tonsager, jtonsager@wheatworld.org, 202-547-7800
Jennifer Blackburn, NSP, jennifer@sorghumgrowers.com, 806-749-3478
Sandra Mason, AEM, smason@aem.org, 414-298-4122

 

ST. LOUIS (February 16, 2021) — What do the next 20 years look like in American agriculture?  Attendees at the 2021 Special Edition of Commodity Classic will have the opportunity to hear some of the top executives in agribusiness answer that question.

 

Three Executive Roundtables will be held during the 2021 Special Edition of …

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(Posted Feb. 9th 2021 at 10:05 AM by: Commodity Classic)

For more information, contact:
 

Liz Friedlander, NCGA, friedlander@ncga.com, 202-997-8427
Jordan Bright, ASA, jbright@soy.org, 314-754-1344
Josh Tonsager, jtonsager@wheatworld.org, 202-547-7800
Jennifer Blackburn, NSP, jennifer@sorghumgrowers.com, 806-749-3478
Sandra Mason, AEM, smason@aem.org, 414-298-4122

 

 

Online Event Features 50+ Educational Sessions

 

ST. LOUIS (February 9, 2021)—The tentative schedule for the 2021 Special Edition of Commodity Classic has been announced. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s event is being presented digitally on March 2-5, 2021.  The 2021 Commodity Classic, originally scheduled for San Antonio, Texas, in early …

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(Posted Jan. 27th 2021 at 4:10 PM by: Commodity Classic)

Online Experience Scheduled for March 2-5, 2021

Registration is FREE for first 5,000 Farmers!

 

For more information, contact:
 
Mark Lambert, NCGA, lambert@ncga.com, 314-210-6138
Jordan Bright, ASA, jbright@soy.org, 314-754-1344
Caitlin Eannello, NAWG, ceannello@wheatworld.org, 202-547-7800
Jennifer Blackburn, NSP, jennifer@sorghumgrowers.com, 806-749-3478
Sandra Mason, AEM, smason@aem.org, 414-298-4122

 

ST. LOUIS, MO (January 27, 2021)— Registration for the 2021 Special Edition of Commodity Classic is now open at CommodityClassic.com. The 2021 Commodity Classic will be delivered digitally March 2-5, 2021.

 

The …

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(Posted Oct. 30th 2020 at 7:00 AM by: Commodity Classic)

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Cathryn Wojicki (NCGA) 636.733.5531

Wendy Brannen (ASA)  wbrannen@soy.org

Sandra Mason (AEM) 920.342.4405

 

 

In-Person 2021 Event Will Not Take Place Due to COVID-19 Restrictions

 

ST. LOUIS, MO (October 30, 2020)— Commodity Classic has announced it will transition its annual conference and trade show, originally scheduled for March 4-6, 2021, in San Antonio, Tex., to an alternative digital format. The change was necessary due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The new format is expected to be offered the first week in March 2021.

 

“This is about doing the right thing …

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(Posted Mar. 5th 2020 at 10:20 AM by: Commodity Classic)

For more information, contact:
 
Mark Lambert, NCGA, lambert@ncga.com, 314-210-6138
Jordan Bright, ASA, jbright@soy.org, 314-754-1344
Caitlin Eannello, NAWG, ceannello@wheatworld.org, 202-547-7800
Jennifer Blackburn, NSP, jennifer@sorghumgrowers.com, 806-749-3478
Sandra Mason, AEM, smason@aem.org, 414-298-4122
 
ST. LOUIS, MO (March 2, 2020)—A record number of farmers converged on Texas last week for the 2020 Commodity Classic.  Total farmers registered was 4,678—the highest number in the show’s 24-year history, eclipsing the previous record of 4,595 set in 2016 in New Orleans.  Total registrations of 9,350 was also second only to the New Orleans event.

 

Held …

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