Despite challenging times in the farm economy, thousands of growers and agricultural advocates attended the 2017 Commodity Classic. Total attendance for the event held earlier this month in San Antonio, Texas, was 9,303, the second-largest total in event history, second only to the 2016 Commodity Classic in New Orleans. Growers represented 4,102 of that total. 920 attendees were at Commodity Classic for the first time. National Corn Growers Association Commodity Classic Co-Chair Kevin Ross, a farmer from Iowa, says the attendance demonstrates “the enthusiasm America’s farmers have for continuous learning and improvement.” The trade show featured 425 participating companies, including 83 first-time exhibitors. These exhibitors filled 2,266 booth spaces. The 23rd annual Commodity Classic will take place February 27th-March first, 2018, in Anaheim, California.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.