Written by Jonathan Eisenthal
By just about every measure Commodity Classic grew by leaps and bounds in 2014. Held in San Antonio, Texas, the national annual farm gathering for corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum farmers drew 7,322 attendees — more than a thousand above last year’s total.
Organizers attribute much of the growth to a changing demographic that included 1,151 first-time attendees (a record) — many of them young farmers. Other records include 160 media representatives covering the convention and 301 companies exhibiting at the trade show.