Commodity Classic 2018 wrapped up last week in Anaheim. Held Feb. 26-Mar. 1, America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention brought together representatives from the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. While news surfaced about changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard, Commodity Classic 2018 went on with numerous productive meetings and educational opportunities for corn growers.
The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) was again well represented at Commodity Classic. MCGA grower leaders represented the state’s growers at the NCGA resolutions meeting and Corn Congress as delegates. Hundreds of Minnesota farmers were also in attendance to take in the huge trade show, educational sessions, and all that Classic has to offer.
Here are a few highlights from the exciting week in Anaheim:
The week started with an issues briefing by NCGA and open discussion. MCGA members joined the conversation on issues impacting the nation’s growers.
MCGA board chairman Harold Wolle spoke with Minnesota ag media about his candidacy for a position on the NCGA Corn Board in 2018. Learn more about his efforts to join the Corn Board here.
The NCGA booth at Commodity Classic was again busy as attendees stopped by learn about developments in the world of corn.
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue addressed Corn Congress attendees last Tuesday before hitting the trade show floor.
Always a highlight of Commodity Classic, NCGA Corn Congress was held to discuss the issues impacting corn farmers on the national level.
Be sure to mark your calendars for Commodity Classic 2019 in Orlando on Feb. 28-Mar. 2. Learn more here and join us in Florida next year!