Variety of timely agriculture topics at 2014 Commodity Classic

Farm Forum

ST. LOUIS – From soil health, succession planning and weed management—to the importance of the Renewable Fuel Standard and transportation infrastructure—experts will cover these and several other agriculture topics during educational sessions at the 19th Annual Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas.

Learning Center sessions are offered at Commodity Classic from Feb. 27-March 1, 2014. The 19 sessions offer in-depth discussions of current issues and topics that have a direct impact on a grower’s bottom line, with speakers from around the country.

“Commodity Classic Learning Centers are the place to experience a first-hand look at the latest in new agriculture technology and information” said Commodity Classic Co-Chairman Rob Elliott. “It’s a chance to hear from others in the ag industry from around the U.S. and share ideas and best practices.”

Commodity Classic features a line-up of world-class speakers from all around the U.S. to discuss timely, relevant topics. Learning Center sessions at the 2014 Commodity Classic include: a panel of growers talking about ways they increased their yield; marketing specialist Edward Usset exploring a different approach to marketing and a panel of transportation specialists, discussing U.S. infrastructure. Be sure to mark your schedule for the closing Learning Center session with Jolene Brown, Iowa grain farmer and professional speaker, who will discuss leadership, family businesses and overcoming challenges.

This year’s Learning Center line-up is sure to provide farmers with the information they need for a productive 2014 season.

For a complete list of Learning Center speakers and times, visit

The 19th annual Commodity Classic is Feb. 27-March 1, 2014, along the banks of the famous River Walk at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Tex.

Presented annually by the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers and National Sorghum Producers, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show. The event offers a wide range of learning and networking opportunities for growers in the areas of production, policy, marketing, management and stewardship—as well as showcasing the latest in equipment, technology and innovation. Check out the 2014 Commodity Classic website for additional information.