As producers gear up for the upcoming harvest season, they are also looking forward to once again connecting in-person during farm shows. A farmer favorite is the 2022 Commodity Classic. The Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led agricultural and educational experience and will return to New Orleans March 10-12, 2022.
Just announced, the preliminary schedule for the 2022 Commodity Classic can now be found online. 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, a Missouri farmer and co-chair of the 2022 Commodity Classic. “New Orleans has historically been one of our most popular locations, so we anticipate a record number of attendees who will be eager to experience our host city, learn the latest farming technology, and gain strategies to improve their operation.”
The location’s popularity is evident with a nearly sold-out tradeshow of agricultural exhibitors who plan to showcase innovative products and services in front of thousands of America’s top farmers. The last time Commodity Classic was held in New Orleans, in 2016, was the largest show ever attended by farmers, media, and other agribusiness professionals. New Orleans also offers an abundance of opportunities for dining, guided tours, and various local attractions.
Registration and housing for the 2022 Commodity Classic will open in mid-November 2021. Attendees can sign up now to receive email updates on the Commodity Classic website. Participants can also watch social media for additional details.
The last in-person trade show in San Antonio in 2020 drew the largest number of farmers (4,669) in the show’s history. However, the last time Commodity Classic was held in New Orleans, in 2016, was the largest show ever attended by both farmers and other agribusiness professionals. The Commodity Classic Special Edition digital event, held in 2021, also attracted a large number of first-time attendees.
Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience. It is presented annually by the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers, and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.