Commodity Classic Main Stage Features High-Profile Presenters and Practical How-To Information

Attendees at the 2018 Commodity Classic February 27-March 1, in Anaheim, California will have the opportunity to hear from a wide range of well-known speakers on the Main Stage, presented by Commodity Classic and Successful Farming.  The Main Stage is located right on the trade show floor and offers a robust schedule of educational programs, demonstrations and panel discussions.
The Tuesday line-up on the Main Stage includes:

  • Al Kluis, editor of Successful Farming, on the future of commodity prices in 2018
  • Ag PhD’s Hefty brothers discussing soybean weed control
  • A panel featuring high-yield farmers discussing their agronomic practices
  • A panel of agribusiness executives discussing their views on agricultural technology and the reliance on high-speed broadband access

Wednesday’s Main Stage programming includes:

  • A Learning Center regarding the benefits of data-driven agriculture in terms of sustainability, productivity and profitability
  • Ag PhD’s Hefty brothers presenting on optimizing fertility programs
  • Presentations from Successful Farming editors on equipment maintenance, successful grain marketing and efficient farm shop design

Thursday presentations on the Main Stage include:

  • A cooking demonstration featuring a top chef focused on nutritious recipes for food that kids crave to eat
  • A Learning Center session on pesticide resistance and pesticide management
  • A presentation by Marji Gauyler-Alaniz, president and founder of FarmHer, which highlights the impact of women in agriculture

Main Stage sessions are included with the general registration fee.  One-day registrations are available, which include access to the trade show and the Main Stage programming for that day.
“The Commodity Classic Main Stage provides yet another venue for attendees to gather critical information and insight for their operations,” said Gerry Hayden, a Kentucky farmer and co-chair of the 2018 Commodity Classic. “When you add the Main Stage schedule to the other educational opportunities, Commodity Classic is truly unmatched when it comes to helping America’s best farmers Grow Beyond—and become even better at what they do.”
Education is a hallmark of Commodity Classic. In addition to the Commodity Classic Main Stage, Commodity Classic offers Learning Centers, What’s New Sessions, Mini What’s New Sessions, Early Riser Sessions and the General Session.  Commodity Classic also features a huge trade show, entertainment and the opportunity to network with thousands of America’s best farmers.
Detailed information on all educational sessions and the entire 2018 Commodity Classic schedule are available at  Online registration and housing are also available on the website.
Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show, produced by the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers, and Association of Equipment Manufacturers.