Commodity Classic, Successful Farming Team Up to Offer New AG CONNECT Main Stage at 2016 Event

Taylor Hillman General

Commodity Classic has partnered with Successful Farming to provide programming for the AG CONNECT Main Stage, located inside the trade show hall. This partnership will bring together the nation’s largest farmer-led convention and trade show and Successful Farming’s resources and proven track record of innovation and information in the agricultural industry.

“We are excited to partner with Successful Farming to deliver best in class programing to the Commodity Classic attendees,” said Commodity Classic Co-Chair Wesley Spurlock.  “Their experience in presenting leading-edge information made them the perfect partner for the AG CONNECT Main Stage.”


This year’s AG CONNECT Main Stage will offer a variety of programs, such as executive and farmer panel discussions that will include leading farmers and executives from seed, chemical and machinery companies.  Industry experts will lead discussions on today’s most important topics facing farmers through stage presentations.  In addition, each day will feature addresses from popular keynoters such as Jolene Brown and Brian David Johnson.


Agricultural showcases will run throughout the three-day trade show, and topics will include farm innovation, new technology, big data and ROI, planting and innovative farm shops.


“Commodity Classic is clearly the gathering place for the entire US Agriculture industry,” said David Kurns, Editorial Content Director for Meredith Agrimedia.  “We could not be more excited to be partnering with the farmer organizations to deliver such great content to the farm audience.”


Through its multiple platforms, including Successful Farming magazine,, Successful Farming Radio Magazine and the Successful Farming Machinery Show, Successful Farming provides more than 4 million touchpoints and is a trusted source of information for rural and farm families.


In addition to this year’s AG CONNECT Main Stage, the Commodity Classic trade show brings together more than 390 participating companies exhibiting in over 250,000 net square feet  for famers and those in the agriculture field to learn about new practices, technologies and industry ideas. The 2016 trade show already features double the exhibits of the 2014 show, with additional space still being sold.


The 2016 Commodity Classic Convention and Trade show will run from March 3-5 in New Orleans. 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 the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.


Check out the 2016 Commodity Classic website for additional information.