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Farmers look forward to networking at 2022 Commodity Classic


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 to 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 one of the top reasons farmers enjoy Commodity Classic, according to attendee surveys. “Commodity Classic attracts thousands of America’s best farmers from across the nation. We share a passion for agriculture and a thirst for knowledge, and we’re all interested in how we can make our farms more profitable,” said Gary Porter, a Missouri farmer and co-chair of the 2022 Commodity Classic. “The educational sessions always offer little improvements we can make that can help save money down the line, which really adds to the value of attending Commodity Classic.”

More than 50 educational sessions are on the schedule in New Orleans and cover a wide range of important topics including soil health, marketing strategies, increasing yield, creating efficient workflows, weather trends, ag technology, and tactics to increase profitability. In addition, country musician Sara Evans will close out the 2022 Commodity Classic with a bang during Saturday night’s Evening of Entertainment. Discover more and register online at the Commodity Classic website

Gerry Hayden, a Kentucky corn and soybean producer and 2022 Commodity Classic co-chair, said that striking up a conversation with other farmers is one of the most valuable aspects of Commodity Classic. “Everywhere you look, you’ll see other farmers who are just as serious about their operations as you are,” he said. “Meeting farmers from all over the country and learning how they run their own ship can really benefit your own farm. There’s just nothing like those in-person conversations, and there’s no better place to have them than Commodity Classic.”

Masks are currently required in all indoor spaces in New Orleans, and proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will be required for entry. Commodity Classic is finalizing on-site testing and vaccination verification plans to make complying with local and state COVID-19 mandates as quick and easy as possible. 

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