2017 Commodity Classic

Welcome to the virtual newsroom for the 2017 Commodity Classic sponsored by FMC, John Deere, and Farmer’s Edge. “Farmer Up” was the theme for this year’s event held March 2-4, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.

Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show, produced by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), American Soybean Association (ASA), National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), National Sorghum Producers (NSP), and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

This virtual newsroom includes links to photos, audio and video from the conference. All content posted here is available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Credit can be given to AgNewsWire.

2017 Commodity Classic Photo Album

ASA and NCGA Talk Priorities at #Classic17
ASA press conference NCGA press conference

Host Organizations Address #Classic17
National Association of Wheat Growers National Sorghum Checkoff Program

AEM Study Shows Ag Economy Matters to Many
Association of Equipment Manufacturers Press Conference

House Ag Committee Chair Speaks to #Classic17
Mike Conaway, Commodity Classic General Session Mike Conaway, Press Conference  

High-Yield Strategies from @StollerUSA
StollerUSA Break through Yield Barriers Session

Farmers Edge Makes Big #Classic17 Splash
Interview with Jay Kinnaird, Farmers Edge, and farmer Trevor Scherman

Protecting Fungicide Tech with @UnitedSoy
United Soybean Board Press Conference

Start, Grow, Finish with @StollerUSA
Interview with Mike Lewallen Interview with Perry Galloway

ACE DC Fly-in During Ag Week
Interview with Shannon Gustafson, ACE

RFA CEO Speaks Out
Interview with Bob Dinneen at Commodity Classic

LibertyLink Finds Partners in FFA and AHA
Interview with Jody Wynia, Bayer Interview with Iowa State FFA

USFRA Offers Unique 360 Look at Farming
Interview with Randy Krotz, USFRA

#Classic17 General Session
Commodity Classic Sponsoring Organizations

AEM Study Shows Ag Economy Matters to Many
Association of Equipment Manufacturers Press Conference

Propane Powerat #Classic17
Interview with Cinch Munson, Propane Education and Research

Sorghum Partners Powered By Chromatin
Interview with Scott Staggenborg, Chromatin

Bayer/Monsanto Excited About the Future
Bayer/Monsanto Merger Press Conference

Credenz Going Big from #Classic17
Interview with Monty Malone, Bayer

Liberty Link Real Yield Sweepstakes Winners at #Classic17
Interview with Gary Tretter

Farm Economy, Tech, and Legacy of John Deere
Interview with John Lagemann, John Deere

3rive 3D Keeps Up With Faster Planters
Interview with Bill Voorhees, Illinois farmer

Finding Out What’s New With FMC at #Classic17
Interview with Kaustubh Borah, FMC

John Deere C850 Air Cart for Small-Grain Producers
Interview with Tyson Harris, John Deere

Culver’s CEO Shares Commitment to Farming Community
Interview with Joseph Koss, Culver's CEO

Poncho/VOTiVO Gives Great Odds
Poncho/VOTiVO Press Conference

Ethanol Keeps Growing Economic Impact
Interview with Geoff Cooper at Commodity Classic

Sorghum Partners Powers Yield Winner
Interview with Peter Fleming, North Carolina sorghum farmer

The Future of Weed Resistance
Interview with David Tanner, Bayer

FMC Talks Weed Resistance at #Classic17
Interview with Ken Smith, FMC

#Classic17 Announces Second Largest Event Ever!