The 2016 Commodity Classic convention is underway in New Orleans, Louisiana. AgNet West’s Sabrina Hill is there and speaks with Doug Bice, High Value Markets program director, with the Sorghum Checkoff on the topics of expanding uses for sorghum, the increasing popularity of the grain in California, and other topics.
From Commodity Classic:
Commodity Classic is open to all friends of corn, soybeans, wheat and sorghum—from growers to member associations to agribusiness to farm media. It’s a one-of-a-kind convention and trade show—farmer-focused and farmer-led. You’re guaranteed to walk away with ideas and energy that will have a profound and profitable impact on your farm. That’s why growers from across the nation come back year after year after year.
Commodity Classic is an opportunity to learn what you want to know. How to become a better farmer. How policy and regulations are going to affect your bottom line. How new technology and innovation can impact your profitability and production. So take full advantage of the educational sessions offered throughout Commodity Classic.
Your name badge is your admission ticket to any and all of the educational sessions.
You do not have to preregister for the educational sessions. Just walk in to any one that interests you. And if it’s not quite what you expected, feel free to excuse yourself and drop in on another session if one is available.
In addition to the General Session, there are a number of different educational sessions scheduled.
- Early Riser Sessions are real eye-openers. Get energized with high-powered presentations on market trends and agribusiness issues. Complimentary coffee and breakfast pastries are available to reward you for setting the alarm early!
- Learning Center Sessions are in-depth discussions of current issues and topics that have a direct impact on your bottom line.
- What’s New Sessions are concurrent 40-minute presentations in which companies showcase innovations and services in detail. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions and talk one-on-one with agribusiness representatives.
- Mini What’s New Sessions are a bit like speed dating. Five-minute, back-to-back presentations — in a fast-paced 90-minute window — give you a brief introduction to key innovations. And you can find out more later at the trade show by visiting the presenters at their booths.