SMART Farmer Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare

Our latest episode of the SMART Farmer podcast features Illinois farmer and U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) board member, Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare. Roberta spoke with Jamie during Commodity Classic , discussing her experience as a first generation farmer and how that unique experience has made farming smart a major priority for her and her husband. “We’ve had to buy our …

Major Announcements from Farmers Edge

Farmers Edge made two major announcements at the 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio. FarmCommand takes precision agriculture to decision agriculture, with it’s easy to use, all-in-one system eliminating the need for multiple passwords and unusable data. Corn Manager is a break-through product offering a three-in-one solution of zone-based nitrogen management, satellite imagery, and crop staging. Farmers Edge Classic Photos …

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 …

More From #Classic16

The 2016 Commodity Classic was one for the record books, increasing attendance to 9770, compared to 7,936 in 2015. The trade show featured an all-time high of 433 participating companies, including 128 first-time exhibitors. These exhibitors filled a record 253,300 net square feet of booth space, 49 percent more space 2015’s trade show in Phoenix. Below you will find some …

Bayer LibertyLink Real Yield Winners at #Classic16

Winners of the Bayer LibertyLink Real Yield Game were announced at the 2016 Commodity Classic. Among them were five farmers who were instant winners, receiving 500 acres of LibertyLink soybean seed and Liberty herbicide, and one grand prize winner who gets a year’s lease on a John Deere 8320R tractor. Even better, 28 state FFA organizations got a share in …

2016 Commodity Classic

“Get Jazzed” is the theme of the 2016 Commodity Classic in New Orleans – the annual meeting of some 8,000 corn, soybeans, wheat and sorghum farmers, member associations., agribusiness and farm media. The event features a huge trade show as well as a variety of educational sessions from microbes to honey bees, unmanned aerial systems to measuring sustainability, global weather …

2016 @BASFAgproducts Science Behind

The pre-Commodity Classic BASF event for 2016 was the Science Behind Living Acres. Held at the New Orleans Audubon Butterfly Garden Insectarium, the event featured a closer look at biodiversity with research and guidance from BASF to help cultivate a habitat for monarchs alongside modern agriculture. During the Commodity Classic, BASF introduced Maglis, an online agricultural platform designed to help …

More from #Classic15

Corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum growers from all over the country were in Phoenix for the 20th annual Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show February 25-28, 2015. Our first post from Classic features the organization presidents, Secretary Vilsack’s address, commodity scholarship awards, and visits with some exhibitors. More audio links are being added here. Photos from the event can be …

2014 Commodity Classic

The 2014 Commodity Classic was held in San Antonio, Texas Feb. 27-March 1, 2014. 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. 2014 Commodity Classic Photos Vilsack Thanks Farmers for Security, Farm Bill – Commodity Classic Presidents …

2014 BASF Science Behind

This 8th annual BASF Crop Protection Science Behind media event was held prior to the kickoff of the Commodity Classic and this year the theme is The Advanced Acre. The event featured stories from growers on how BASF innovation specialists have helped them get the most out of every acre. As a major supporter of the Commodity Classic, BASF also …