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

Thursday, March 10

 

6:45 a.m. -­­ 5:30 p.m.

Registration Desk Open

 

7:00 a.m. -­­ 8:00 a.m.

Early Riser Session

Spring Training For Grain Marketers

Sponsored by Farm Futures, Farm Progress, Channel Seed

Baseball season is just around the corner. In a high-pressure game, winning often comes down to who makes fewer mistakes. That’s also true with volatile grain markets. What generally happens when we try to hit a homerun -- in baseball or in marketing? Seasoned ballplayers know you will enjoy a longer, more successful career if you stop swinging for the fences and go with the percentages. These days grain markets can be extremely volatile, leading to emotional decisions that wind up costing you the game -- or worse. Throughout this lively, educational session, Ed and Matt will help the audience understand the importance of a strong marketing plan that is grounded in fundamentals. The veteran market analysts’ game plan will provide audience members with good marketing strategies that work no matter which way prices go in 2022.

SPEAKERS: 

Matt Bennett, Channel Seed Grain Marketing Consultant, Farmer and former Grain Elevator Manager, Windsor, Illinois

Ed Usset, Grain Marketing Specialist, Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota

 

8:00 a.m. -­­ 9:00 a.m

Platinum Sponsor In-Booth Media Event

(Optional by invitation only)

 

8:00 a.m. -­­ 11:00 a.m.

NSP Board of Directors Meeting

 

8:00 a.m. -­­ 11:30 a.m.

NCGA Corn Congress Session I

 

8:00 a.m. -­­ 12:00 p.m.

NAWG Board of Directors Meeting

 

8:15 a.m. -­­ 9:45 a.m.

Education: Mini What’s New Presentations

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. This session will be repeated in reverse order on the Main Stage at 12:45 p.m.

  1. Farmers’ Critical Role in the Carbon Market
    Sponsor: Agoro Carbon Alliance
  2. Level Up Your Crop Protection
    Sponsor: Aqua-Yield
  3. Protect Wheat Quality from D.O.N. with the New Super Powered Sphaerex™ Fungicide from BASF
    Sponsor: BASF
  4. Introducing the Case IH Patriot 50 Series Sprayer    
    Sponsor: Case IH
  5. A New Option for Soybean Pests: Ridgeback™ Insecticide
    Sponsor: Corteva Agriscience
  6. KX7 Concave Solutions to Overcome Small Grain Threshing Issues
    Sponsor: Kondex Corporation
  7. The Next Wave of Innovation in Your Planter Box (And It’s Not Your Seed!)
    Sponsor: NewLeaf Symbiotics
  8. A New Standard in Pest Protection
    Sponsor: Pioneer
  9. In-depth Ag Insights from Space: Improved Satellite Data from More Spectral Bands
    Sponsor: Planet
  10. Driving Forward with Tech
    Sponsor: Raven
  11. RIPE100 Policy Plan: Earn $100/Acre for Stewardship
    Sponsor: Rural Investment to Protect our Environment (RIPE)
  12. Coming Soon: CruiserMaxx APX Seed Treatment from Syngenta
    Sponsor: Syngenta
  13. Understand Your Field Profitability with Farm Accounting and Climate FieldView Integration
    Sponsor: Traction Ag
  14. Why You Should be Working with a Conservation Agronomist
    Sponsor: Truterra
  15. Spear-Lep for Lepidopteran and Insecticide Resistance Management in Broad Acre Crops 
    Sponsor: Vestaron
  16. Harnessing the Power of Biologicals and Chemistry
    Sponsor: Vive Crop Protection

8:30 a.m. -­­ 9:30 a.m.

Learning Center Session

Elevating The Standard: Leveraging Agronomic Support To Increase Yield

Sponsored by AgriGold

Join this interactive panel of farmers and their most trusted AgriGold agronomic advisors. Attendees will gain a deep understanding of “what’s in the bag” to unlock the full genetic potential of their seed investment to increase yields. Our panelists will share their methods for using  specified product placement and customized management practices by hybrid and variety. These partnerships leverage the high-level view of product performance across regions and nationwide - harnessing data-driven insights to take farm performance to the next level. Whitney Monin, AgriGold’s National Agronomy Manager, and team are committed to ensuring the attendees’ engagement by asking questions and encouraging participation in this discussion throughout the session.

SPEAKERS:

Whitney Monin, AgriGold National Agronomy Manager (Moderator)

Steve Schany, AgriGold Regional Agronomist, Western Iowa

Jay Halbur, Farmer, Halbur Farms, Glidden, IA

Josh Johnston, AgriGold Regional Agronomist, Mid-South U.S.

Doug and Ben Turley, Farmer, Turley Farms, Clay, KY

Joe Stephan, AgriGold Regional Agronomist, Southwest Michigan

Landon Smith, Farmers, Whispering Willow Farms, Parker City, IN

 

9:00 a.m. -­­ 10:30 a.m.

Trade Show: Media-Only Preview

 

9:30 a.m. -­­ 10:30 a.m.

ASA Government Policy Update

 

9:45 a.m. -­­ 10:45 a.m.

Learning Center Session

Struggles With Stratification

Sponsored by Calmer Corn Heads, inc.

IIn this session, World Record Holders Dave Hula and Randy Dowdy join long-time no-tiller and independent on-farm researcher, Marion Calmer, to discuss Calmer’s 15-year study on surface-applied dry P&K fertilizer. His research has identified two alarming problems: 1) surface-applied P&K fertilizer leads to significant vertical stratification, showing that the vertical placement of nutrients is more important than the rate, and 2) annual plant growth removes nutrients from the lower profile of the root zone and deposits them on the surface. These two problems create a vertical stratification of nutrients that is far more devastating to yields than any horizontal variability of P&K that is identified by grid sampling. Calmer will also provide solutions to this yield robbing problem.

SPEAKERS: 

Marion Calmer, CEO, Calmer Corn Heads

Dave Hula, Current Soybean World Record Holder, Charles City County, VA

Randy Dowdy, Current Corn World Record Holder, Brooks County, GA

 

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

Trade Show Grand Opening Ceremony

 

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

Trade Show: Open (with Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

Sponsored by Our Soy Chekoff/United Soybean Board

 

10:45 a.m. -­­ 4:15 p.m.

Education: Main Stage in Trade Show

 

10:45 a.m. -­­ 11:30 a.m.

 

Main Stage: Featured Presentation

Our Soy Checkoff - Bringing Soy Value to U.S. Soybean Farmers

Sponsored by Our Soy Checkoff/United Soybean Board

In December, farmer-leaders of the United Soybean Board officially launched a
new strategic plan that will guide the soy checkoff toward expanding existing
and creating new markets for U.S. soybeans that brings more value back to farmers. Join USB Farmer-Leaders and Priority Area Coordinators Matt Gast, Gary Berg and Ed Lammers as they discuss the strategic plan and the future of U.S. Soy.

SPEAKERS: 

           Delaney Howell, M.S., Founder/Owner/CEO of AgCulture Media LLC

Matt Gast, USB Farmer-Leader, Innovation & Technology Priority Area Coordinator

Gary Berg, Our Soy Checkoff/United Soybean Board Farmer- Leader, Infrastructure & Connectivity Priority Area Coordinator

Ed Lammers, USB Farmer-Leader, Health & Nutrition Priority Area Coordinator, Managing Director, Kluis Commodity Advisors

 

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

Main Stage: Successful Farming Talk

Marketing Strategies for Success in 2022

Sponsored by Successful Farming

Veteran market watcher Al Kluis will review the marketing plan that he presented at last year’s Commodity Classic. He will then provide his fundamental and chart outlook for 2022. He will also provide his specific price and time plan for marketing your corn and soybeans. Kluis is forecasting another very exciting year in the grain markets.

SPEAKER: Al Kluis, Managing Director, Kluis Commodity Advisors

 

12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Education: Mini What’s New Presentations (repeat)

These session is repeated in reverse from the 8:15 a.m. session. 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.

  1. Harnessing the Power of Biologicals and Chemistry
    Sponsor: Vive Crop Protection
  2. Spear-Lep for lepidopteran and Insecticide Resistance Management in Broad Acre Crops
    Sponsor: Vestaron
  3. Why You Should be Working with a Conservation Agronomist
    Sponsor: Truterra
  4. Understand Your Field Profitability with Farm Accounting and Climate FieldView Integration
    Sponsor: Traction Ag
  5. Coming Soon: CruiserMaxx APX Seed Treatment from Syngenta
    Sponsor: Syngenta
  6. RIPE100 Policy Plan: Earn $100/Acre for Stewardship
    Sponsor: Rural Investment to Protect our Environment (RIPE)
  7. Driving Forward with Tech
    Sponsor: Raven
  8. In-depth Ag Insights from Space: Improved Satellite Data from More Spectral Bands
    Sponsor: Planet
  9. A New Standard in Pest Protection
    Sponsor: Pioneer
  10. The Next Wave of Innovation in Your Planter Box (And It’s Not Your Seed!)
    Sponsor: NewLeaf Symbiotics
  11. KX7 Concave Solutions to Overcome Small Grain Threshing Issues
    Sponsor: Kondex Corporation
  12. A New Option for Soybean Pests: Ridgeback™ Insecticide
    Sponsor: Corteva Agriscience
  13. Introducing the Case IH Patriot 50 Series Sprayer    
    Sponsor: Case IH
  14. Protect Wheat Quality from D.O.N. with the New Super Powered Sphaerex™ Fungicide from BASF
    Sponsor: BASF
  15. Level Up Your Crop Protection
    Sponsor: Aqua-Yield
  16. Farmers’ Critical Role in the Carbon Market
    Sponsor: Agoro Carbon Alliance

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Main Stage: Successful Farming Talk

Cashing In On Carbon

Sponsored by Agoro Carbon Alliance

What’s the real scoop on the emerging carbon markets? Will farmers actually get paid - and fairly - for participating in these new programs? Or is it just a bad rerun of the first go-round years ago?

SPEAKERS:

Successful Farming Editor, Moderator

Autumn Marger, Farmer and Crop Insurance Agent, Parke County, Indiana

Kelly Garrett, Farmer, Arion, Iowa

Gil Gullickson, Executive Editor, Crops Technology

Tom Oswald, Farmer and United Soybean Board member, Cleghorn, Iowa

Justin Bash, Farmer, Northern Kansas

 

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

AEF Plugfest: Working for Equipment Compatability  

Sponsored by Association of Equipment Manufacturers

Are your equipment brands compatible?

• See competing manufacturers working together to ensure that
all your colors work well together
• Give your feedback directly to the engineers that build your equipment
• Learn about the free app that lets you confirm compatibility before buying
Right here on site at Commodity Classic!

The Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) holds two Plugfests each year, bringing technical teams from dozens of ag equipment manufacturers together to literally “plug in” their equipment. Commodity Classic attendees are invited to join a one-hour PlugFest experience.

 

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Main Stage Learning Center

The Future of Agriculture is Data

Sponsored by GrainChain

The future of precision farming, grain marketing, business management and sustainability is all tied to technology, but it will ultimately be driven by the quality and quantity of data that flows into and out of these tools. Automation and digitalization of current processes is the first step in creating an efficient workflow with lower operating costs and better margins. Turning this treasure trove of data into transformative insights on your farm’s past, present and future is the next frontier. AI, aggregation and big data analytics are all key to the future of agriculture.

SPEAKER: Luis Macias, GrainChain CEO & Co-Founder

 

4:30 p.m. -­­ 5:30 p.m.

Trade Show: Exhibitor In-Booth Receptions

(Optional by invitation only)

 

6:00 p.m. -­­ 9:30 p.m.

ASA Beans & Beignets SoyPAC Auction

(Ticket required)

 

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

NAWG President’s Reception and PAC Auction  

(Ticket required)