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Commodity Classic 2018

Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California
Feb 27 - Mar 01, 2018

Why Attend

Event Overview:

America's largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention & trade show.

It doesn’t matter what crop you raise.  At Commodity Classic you’re certain to raise your expectations for your farm.

You’ll find the answers, ideas, innovation, technology, equipment and expertise that can make a powerful difference on your farm.  Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show - unlike any other farm show you’ve ever seen.  Investing a few days at Commodity Classic will pay dividends on your farm all year long! 

2018 Charity Partnership

Commodity Classic is teaming up with Feeding America as this year's charity partner. Over 46 million people are served each year through the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks and we want to help. America's family farmers produce grains and oilseeds that help provide an abundant and reliable food supply for our nation and the world.

Attendee Information:

Why Commodity Classic is the one “can’t-miss” farm event of the year:

Farmer-led.  Farmer-focused.  It matters.  Commodity Classic is created by farmers, for farmers.  So you know that every educational session, every presentation, every experience is designed to help you get the answers, information, ideas and inspiration you’re looking for.

Education that will change the way you think about your farm.

Regardless of what you grow, you’ll learn something that will   Check out the incredible line-up of educational sessions on the schedule.

Where America’s best ag companies bring their best.  Agribusiness knows that Commodity Classic attracts the nation’s leading farmers.  So this is where they showcase their newest technology, equipment and innovation - and they bring their top people to talk with you one-on-one.

The new ideas you won’t find at your local farm show.  Take time to explore the hundreds of smaller exhibits on the trade show floor.  You’re bound to find the emerging innovation or groundbreaking product that could change the way you farm.

Be among thousands of America’s best farmers.  Just like you.  Meeting other leading farmers from across the nation is one of the top-rated experiences at Commodity Classic.  You’ll be energized by being among top producers who share your passion for agriculture and your thirst for knowledge.

Exhibitor Information:


Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show.

Each year, thousands of the nation’s best farmers come to Commodity Classic to discover what’s new in agriculture - and it’s the best place for you to reach this target-rich group of agricultural leaders.


The trade show at Commodity Classic is where farmers come to engage with the brands they know - and discover the emerging companies that are bringing new ideas and innovation to agriculture.

It’s the perfect place to connect your brand with high-caliber, innovative, professional farmer leaders who hunger for knowledge and are ready to adopt new technologies and new ideas.  These are the “early adopter” customers you want to reach. And, since farmers pay to attend, they come with intent and the expectation to go back home with ideas, products and technology that will make them even better at what they do.

Farmers at Commodity Classic take the time engage in deep conversation in the trade show - so be prepared for tough questions, intelligent discussions and insight from the farmers who are leading change in agriculture.


Scores of leading ag media representatives (more than 160 in 2017) are also on hand to ferret out the newest and latest.  That means you have the opportunity to tell your story through them - and leverage your investment in Commodity Classic well beyond the trade show.


Commodity Classic is presented by the American Soybean Association (ASA), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), National Sorghum Producers (NSP) and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).  

Having these leading membership associations behind Commodity Classic means you get to talk with farmer-leaders - the influencers who are not only farming at the top of their game, but also dedicated to the future of their industry.


Once a company or organization exhibits at Commodity Classic, they tend to return year after year.   Discover for yourself by exhibiting at the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, California - February 27 - March 1, 2018.

2017 Attendance

9,303 Total Registrants

4,102 Farmer Operator Decision Makers  

162 Top Media Representatives

2017 Trade Show:

425 companies exhibiting in 226,600 net square feet of booth space
2017 show sold-out with a wait list!

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Feb 25   
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. National Wheat Foundation Board Meeting
Feb 26   
  Optional Tours
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. NAWG Committee Meetings
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open
12:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. NCGA Issues Briefing, Open Forum and Policy Discussion
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ASA Resolutions Subcommittees Meetings
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. NCGA State Caucuses
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. NCGA CornPAC Auction & Hors d'Oeuvres Reception
Feb 27   
  Optional Tours
6:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration Desk Open
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Education: Early Riser Session
8:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. ASA State Caucuses
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. NCGA Corn Congress
8:00 a.m. - Noon NSP Board of Directors Meeting
8:00 a.m. - Noon NAWG Board of Directors Meeting
8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Education: Learning Center Session
8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m Education: Mini What's New Sessions
9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Education: Learning Center Session
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Education: Mini What's New Sessions
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Media Only Trade Show Preview
11:00 a.m. - noon ASA Open Policy Session
11:15 a.m.  11:30 a.m. Trade Show Grand Opening Ceremony
11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Trade Show Open (with Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Noon -  4:30 p.m. Education: Main Stage on Trade Show Floor
6:00 p.m.  7:00 p.m. National Wheat Yield Contest Cocktail Reception
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ASA Soy Social & Auction
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. NAWG Presidents Reception & WheatPAC Auction
Feb 28   
Optional Tours
6:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Education: Early Riser Session
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. National Corn Yield Contest State Award Winners Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. General Session
11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Trade Show Open (with Lunch 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Education: Main Stage on Trade Show Floor
12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Education: Learning Center Sessions
12:30 p.m.  4:10 p.m.   Education:  What's New Sessions
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. NCGA Awards Banquet
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ASA Awards Banquet
8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. NSP PAC Casino Night & Auction
Mar 1   
Optional Tours
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Education: Early Riser Session
7:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Registration Desk Open
8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Education: Learning Center Sessions
8:30 a.m. - Noon Trade Show Open (with Morning Snack 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.)
8:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Education: Main Stage on Trade Show Floor
9:30 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Education: What's New Sessions
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Closing Learning Center Session
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. NCGA Corn Congress
1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ASA Voting Delegates Session
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Worship Service
8:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. Evening of Entertainment


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Future and Past Event Dates

Event Name City State Atendance Exhibitors Date
Commodity Classic 2027 - - - - Mar 4, 2027
Commodity Classic 2026 San Antonio Texas - - Feb 26, 2026
Commodity Classic 2025 - - - - Mar 2, 2025
Commodity Classic 2024 - - - - Feb 29, 2024
Commodity Classic 2023 - - - - Mar 9, 2023
Commodity Classic 2022 - - 9303 e - Mar 10, 2022
Commodity Classic 2021 - - 8,055 e 367 e Mar 4, 2021
Commodity Classic 2020 San Antonio Texas 10,000 e 400 Feb 27, 2020
Commodity Classic 2019 Orlando Florida 10000 e 390 e Feb 28, 2019
Commodity Classic 2018 Anaheim California 9,400 425 Feb 27, 2018
Commodity Classic 2017 San Antonio Texas - - Mar 2, 2017
Commodity Classic 2016 - - - - Mar 3, 2016
Commodity Classic 2015 Phoenix Arizona - - Feb 26, 2015
Commodity Classic 2014 - - - - Feb 27, 2014
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