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America's largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention & trade show.
Commodity Classic is where America's farmers meet with success. Commodity Classic is open to all friends of corn, soybeans, wheat and sorghum - from growers to member associations to agribusiness to farm media. It’s a one-of-a-kind convention and trade show - farmer-focused and farmer-led. You’re guaranteed to walk away with ideas and energy that will have a profound and profitable impact on your farm. That’s why growers from across the nation come back year after year after year.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll experience at Commodity Classic
Get in front of the line Commodity Classic is where early adopters discover what’s new and innovative. If you like to be among the first to learn about the latest developments in agriculture, you need to be here. It’s a lot different (and better) than reading about it months later.
Learning that works on your farm Grower education is a huge part of Commodity Classic. Hear about new management practices and ways to improve efficiency. Discover new products and technology. You’ll be challenged, engaged and enlightened. You’ll walk away from San Antonio even smarter and better prepared for next season.
Meet the leaders You’ll hear from an impressive line-up of thought leaders who are on the cutting edge in agriculture - from keynote speakers to seminar presenters, from membership association leaders to government officials. As they share their vision of the future, chances are yours will change as well.
Aisles and aisles of innovation and ideas The trade show at Commodity Classic is one of the largest and most exciting in the nation, with acres of equipment, technology and information. Because the best growers in the nation are here, exhibitors bring in their best people - so you get the chance to talk directly with the suppliers and companies you depend on.
An energetic environment Commodity Classic will stimulate your senses and your imagination. From the powerful General Session to thought-provoking speakers to musical performances - you’ll be energized by the experience every hour, every day.
New farmer friends await The opportunity to meet and share with farmers from across the nation is something people really appreciate about Commodity Classic. You’ll exchange ideas, learn from each other and make friendships you’ll renew every year.
Your grassroots associations at work Commodity Classic is where your membership associations get business done. These grassroots grower-led associations are your voice on Capitol Hill. Since the meetings are open, you can stop by to watch your fellow growers create change and make policy recommendations that have a direct effect on your future.
Commodity Classic Trade Show Vision & Goals
Commodity Classic is America's top agricultural convention and trade show, managed by farmers, for farmers. The trade show connects cutting-edge agribusiness decision-makers with high-caliber, innovative, professional farmer leaders seeking the latest innovations in agriculture. Exhibitors focused on row crop products and services bring their best people here to connect face-to-face with the America's best farmers and ag media attending.
Commodity Classic is where America's best farmers come to see what's new.
Once a company or organization exhibits at Commodity Classic, they tend to keep coming back year after year. Because Commodity Classic is America's largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show.
The growers who attend Commodity Classic identify themselves as innovators, leaders and early adopters. Farmers, farm couples and farm families who are among the top producers in the nation. These are the customers you want to reach. And they are all in one place at Commodity Classic.
Ag media also flock to Commodity Classic, so you have the opportunity to tell your story to the trusted sources that your customers depend on.
There may be many networking opportunities at the Commodity Classic 2017. Find out more in the event details below.
|Conference/Event Dates:||03/02/2017 - 03/04/2017|
|Expo/Exhibit Dates:||03/02/2017 - 03/04/2017|
|Expo/Exhibit Hours:||Thurs, 1:30-5:30pm; Fri, 11am-5pm; Sat, 8:30am-noon|
|First Move-In Date:||02/27/2017|
|Other Industries:||Agriculture, Agriculture - Horticulture, Associations: Trade / Professional, Business|
|Audience:||Corn, Soybean and Wheat Growers|
|Notes:||2016 Attendee Statistics:
The average farm operation
For attendees completing the demographic data with registration:
-- 2,893 total acres
-- 1,197 corn acres
-- 1,117 soybean acres
-- 992 wheat acres
-- 471 sorghum acres
-- 988 cotton acres
-- 7,994 hogs
-- 150 cow/calf pairs
-- 604 feedlot cattle
-- 52.6 average age
Total farmers attending the 2016
Commodity Classic represented:
$4.3 billion in total gross farm income
Nearly $1 billion in total annual
$864.7 million in total annual seed
& chemical purchases
$771 million in total annual fertilizer purchases
The average individual farmer at
2016 Commodity Classic represented:
$1,513,679 Gross Farm Income
$350,115 Annual Equipment Purchases
$303,176 Annual Seed & Chemical Purchases
$270,274 Annual Fertilizer Purchases
9,770 Total Attendance (more than 1600 over previous record of 7,7,936 in 20154)
4,598 Farmer Operator Decision Makers (compared to 4,328 in 2014)
186 Top Media Representatives
|Venue:||Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center|
|Venue Phone:||(210) 207-8500|
|Venue Type:||Indoor - Convention Center|
|Number of Exhibitors:||433 (Previous Year)|
|Event Square Footage:||253,300 (2016)|
|Exhibit Floorplan:||Click Here|
|Show Owner:||NCGA, ASA, NAWG, NSP, AEM|
|Show Manager:||Burmeister & Associates, Inc.|
|Prospectus PDF:||Download Exhibitor Prospectus PDF|
|Booth Size||Booth Cost||Available Amenities|
|10' x 10' (1 - 5 Spaces)||$1,375 Each||Electricity:||Yes||- Unknown Price|
|10' x 10' (6 - 13 Spaces)||$1,250 Each||Water:||n/a|
|10' x 10' (14 - 20 Spaces)||$1,150 Each||Generator:||n/a|
|Inline Premium||Additional $325 per 10' x 10'||Marketing Vehicles Allowed:||Yes|
|Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes|
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