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

The Great Grain Challenge:  Spring Training For Grain Marketers

Sponsored by Farm Futures, Farm Progress, Channel Seed

One of the most popular and highly-rated sessions (96-99% attendee satisfaction the last 4+ years) presents two experienced and respected commodity experts- Ed Usset, University of Minnesota grain marketing specialist and Farm Futures contributing editor; and Matt Bennett, Channel Seed grain marketing consultant, Illinois farmer, and blogger. These two speakers will bring a lively and informative presentation that offers valuable insights on the 2022 grain markets and marketing strategies. There will be plenty of time at the end for farmer questions.   


Matt Bennett, Channel Seed Grain Marketing Consultant & Farm Futures Contributing Editor

Ed Usset, University of Minnesota Grain Marketing Specialist


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

Announced in January.

These are a series of back-to-back, 5-minute presentations in a fast-paced 90-minute window. An opportunity for you to learn about key innovations and visit an exciting array of agricultural exhibits on the Trade Show floor.

8:30 a.m. -­­ 9:15 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.


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.

In this session, long-time no-tiller and independent on-farm researcher, Marion Calmer, will focus on his 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.


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.)


10:45 a.m. -­­ 4:15 p.m.

Education: Main Stage in Trade Show


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)

Announced in January.
These are a series of back-to-back, 5-minute presentations in a fast-paced 90-minute window. An opportunity for you to learn about key innovations and visit an exciting array of agricultural exhibits on the Trade Show floor.


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?


Successful Farming Editor, Moderator

Farmer Panel


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 SoyPAC Auction

(Ticket required)


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

NAWG President’s Reception and PAC Auction  

(Ticket required)