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Commodity Classic to return in March with in-person event


Commodity Classic for 2022 will once again be in-person! Exhibitors are booked, speakers are warming up, and Commodity Classic is letting farmers know “The Future Is in Your Hands” from March 10 to 12 in New Orleans.

“After hosting a digital event in 2021, we know it’s more important than ever to gather together in person, safely, to support each other and learn about the newest technologies in the industry we all love: agriculture,” said Gary Porter, a Missouri farmer and co-chair of the 2022 Commodity Classic.

More than 50 sessions of industry-leading education are scheduled, while the trade show floor offers over 350 exhibitors and 200,000 square feet of exhibits, featuring the latest innovations in agriculture. The three-day event also includes a welcome reception, American Soybean Association and National Corn Growers Association banquets, and Saturday night Evening of Entertainment with country music entertainer Sara Evans. The full schedule of events is available online.

Show officials report the 2022 trade show floor is 99 percent sold out with very limited space still available. Registration and housing reservations can be made online.

Health guidelines

For the health and safety of all attendees, Commodity Classic is closely monitoring and will continue to follow state, local, and venue guidelines related to COVID-19. Currently, there is no mask mandate in the city of New Orleans or Orleans Parish, with the exception of K-12 schools, healthcare facilities, and public transportation.

At this time, the following New Orleans guidelines are required for admission into any restaurant, bar, or venue where food and beverage are served, including hotels and the convention center. Attendees must have one of the following:

  • Ages 5 and up must have proof of EITHER a negative PCR or antigen “rapid test” within 72 hours
  • proof of vaccination of two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, or 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The goal is to have a safe and positive experience for all of the attendees and guests at the Commodity Classic in New Orleans. If the above guidelines are in effect when you arrive, there be a procedure in place to streamline the verification process so that you may participate in Classic easily and safely.

All mandates regarding COVID-19 are subject to change; questions can be directed to To sign up for email updates, please visit the Commodity Classic website.

Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led educational experience. 

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