Over 8,000 attendees and exhibitors gathered for the 2018 edition of Commodity Classic, held February 27 - March 1, 2018 in Anaheim, California.

A record number of first-time attendees took advantage of all the show had to offer, including top-rated education, networking and over 189,000 net square feet of trade show exhibit space. Nearly 370 exhibitors brought the latest technology, equipment and advancements, so attendees could get a firsthand, hands-on look at the future of farming. Attendee demographics in acres of corn, soybeans, wheat, and sorghum held strong compared to previous years.

 

 

 “We’re really excited. The registration has been higher, the participation by the exhibitors has been good, and we have a good trade show,” said Paul Taylor, Director and Co-Chair, National Corn Growers Association and 2018 Commodity Classic Co-Chair. “The mood on the trade show floor has just been exceptional.”

 

AEM Sparks Conversation, Honors Industry Innovators

AEM member participation was prominent in Commodity Classic education programming and across the show floor.

  • As part of AEM’s Infrastructure Vision 2050 policy-focused thought leadership initiative, Ag Sector Board member and AGCO North America Vice President of Aftersales, Customer Support, & Distribution Development Bill Hurley led a discussion about one of the most critical policy issues in rural America -- rural broadband. The discussion featured perspectives from fellow panelists Trimble Senior Vice President for Agriculture, Forestry, and Positioning Services Darryl Matthews, CNH Industrial Industry Relations Manager Dan Danford, Agri-Pulse Communications President Sara Wyant, and Brandon Hunnicutt, a Nebraska corn, soybean, and seed corn producer.
  • AEM and the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) presented the inaugural Davidson Prize to the top three innovative products, selected from the AE50 honorees.  Winning entries included the Trident 5550 liquid/dry combination applicator from Case IH, the S700 Combine from John Deere, and the Robovator Mechanical Weeding Machine from F. Poulsen Engineering, Denmark.  

Commodity Classic 2019

The 24th annual Commodity Classic will take place February 28 - March 2, 2019 in Orlando, Florida.

Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America's largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show, produced by the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers and Association of Equipment Manufacturers.

For more information visit www.commodityclassic.com.

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