Farm policy issues, a gigantic tradeshow and numerous informational speakers are just few of the many facets of Commodity Classic which starts today and ends Saturday in Nashville, TN. An estimated 5,000 people will be attending the largest grower-run tradeshow as farmers and industry folks gather to share their passion about American agriculture.
State and national commodity organizations will be in action as they gather for state caucus and national corn congress meetings to discuss future farm policy. South Dakota Corn will be well represented with 14 board directors from both the SDCGA and SDCUC, with six of them serving as delegates at the two corn congress sessions. The 2012 farm bill, ethanol policy and crop insurance will be the major topics discussed at this year’s meetings.
The tradeshow involves hundreds of ag companies and manufacturers from all realms showing off their new or soon to be released products. Classic will also be filled with the opportunity to listen to over 30 different educational seminars on everything from getting the most out of precision technology to farm estate planning.
South Dakota Corn will be providing live updates from Classic via our Facebook and Twiter accounts for those who can’t attend. And if you’re a regular Twitter user, follow all of the events at Commodity Classic by looking up the #Classic12 hashtag.