The grower education experience during Commodity Classic 2016 (#Classic16) taking place in New Orleans March 3-5, 2016, is getting even better this year with a partnership between Commodity Classic (CC) and Ag PhD. As part of the collaboration, Ag PhD will promote CC farmer workshops through its various communications and outreach platforms. In addition, Ag PhD’s Darren and Brian Hefty will be speaking on the AG CONNECT Main Stage located on the Commodity Classic trade show floor. Their presentation, scheduled for Saturday morning, will focus on ways that farmers can improve their return on investment through cost control, precision farming and other strategies.
“Ag PhD is all about education and Commodity Classic is one of the best educational events of the year for farmers,” said Darren Hefty. “When it comes to meeting other top-end producers from across the country who are doing a great job or simply learning about new technologies and management practices, Commodity Classic is one of the best places for farmers to be.”
Attendance for this year’s show is expected to be the largest in CC’s 20 year history and both Hefty’s have been attending the show for years.
“The 2016 Commodity Classic is going to be the biggest and best ever—and it comes at a critical time for agriculture,” Hefty said. “You can bury your head in the sand, or you can work to gain new information and more knowledge to improve your return on investment. Commodity Classic is the can’t-miss event for farmers who want to succeed in these challenging times. We’re thrilled to play an even bigger role at this high-quality event.”
Fred Stemme, vice president of marketing and operations for the National Corn Growers Association, said of the partnership, “We’re very excited to partner with Ag PhD for the 2016 Commodity Classic. The Hefty brothers have earned a great reputation across the country for their insight, innovation and ability to communicate with growers. Commodity Classic is focused on providing farmers a wide range of opportunities to improve their operations, their profitability and themselves. This partnership with Ag PhD is a great thing for our event and everyone who attends.”