August 11, 2022
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Commodity Class 2013 building on last year’s numbers

Building upon record-breaking numbers in 2012, next year’s Commodity Classic, to be held Feb. 28-March 2 in sunny Kissimmee, Fla., promises to be a winner.

The Commodity Classic Joint Venture Committee and Affiliate Council met with corporate sponsors March 22-23 in Kissimmee to review attendee survey results and feedback from a highly-successful 2012 and begin planning the 2013 convention.

Commodity Classic Joint Venture Committee representatives from ASA participating in the meeting were Board members Jeff Sollars (2012 Commodity Classic Co-chair), Bob Worth(2013 Co-chair), Wyatt Whitford and Sam Butler. ASA Executive Director of Member & Industry Relations Bill Schuermann and Commodity Classic Manager Abby Podkul also participated, along with Commodity Classic corporate sponsors BASF, Bayer CropScience, Case IH, John Deere, Monsanto, New Holland, Pioneer, PrecisionAg Institute, Syngenta, Koch Agronomic Services, FMC and the United Soybean Board.

The 2012 Commodity Classic surpassed all previous turnout records with a total of 6,014 attendees, a 25 percent increase from last year’s record of 4,826. Once again, farm families comprised more than half of the participants, with 3,505 growers, spouses and children attending. This year, the show also experienced the highest number of exhibitors and media attendees.

The only national agricultural convention and trade show put on by farmers for farmers, Commodity Classic is presented annually by ASA, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers and National Sorghum Producers.

Source: ASA

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