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It’s Time to Shine at Commodity Classic 2019

Find the latest innovations and freshest ideas to take your farm to the next level. From February 28 to March 2, Commodity Classic returns in 2019. In Orlando, Florida, thousands of the nation’s leading farmers will gather in the premier farming convention and trade show of the year. 

Commodity Classic is led by leaders in the farming industry, so you can be sure each session, presentation, and experience is carefully crafted with farmers’ best interests in mind. 

Hundreds of smaller exhibits will be showcased on the trade show floor at Commodity Classic 2019, where you’re bound to find the next idea or most innovative technology that could change the way you farm. You’ll be among the first to see the latest equipment and converse with the top agribusiness companies in the country. 

Presented by Successful Farming magazine, the Commodity Classic Main Stage will feature an impressive lineup of educational sessions led by speakers who provide keen insight on a wide variety of topics. 

One speaker set to take the stage is Jolene Brown, who has been called the Dr. Phil of agriculture for her 30 years of experience working with farm families. In her insightful and fun-filled session, you’ll learn the actions and behaviors needed for productive transition and succession planning. 

Rob Sharkey, the host of the SharkFarmer Podcast and a fifth-generation farmer, will also take his turn on the Commodity Classic Main Stage. Sharkey made a name for himself while going on a weeklong Twitter rant against his power company. Building on that popularity, he launched SharkFarmer Podcast, where he created a platform for people in agriculture to tell their stories. Sharkey will share which media he believes is influencing agriculture the most.

In a return to the Main Stage, Successful Farming magazine’s expert marketing columnist, Al Kluis, will review the bullish global grain fundamentals that are developing this year as well as the post-trade war environment for U.S. farmers in 2019. Kluis will also outline his updated three-step risk-management plan, making his presentations ones you won’t want to miss.

In Orlando, you will be energized by being among top producers who share your passion for agriculture and your thirst for knowledge.

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Thursday, February 28

12:30-1:30 p.m. EST – Brian and Darren Hefty, 
Ag PhD

1:45-2:30 p.m. EST – Panel: “Plugging into the Power of Your Regional Cover Crop Council”

2:45-3:30 p.m. EST – Learning Center Session: “Technology, Economics, and Sustainability: Combining 4R Nutrient Stewardship and Soil Health Practices"

3:30-4:30 p.m. EST – Jolene Brown, spokesperson and author: 
“Farmer Brown on 
Family Business”

Friday, March 1

11:45 a.m.-
12:45 p.m. EST – Brian and Darren Hefty, 
Ag PhD

1:45 p.m. EST – Rob Sharkey, host of the SharkFarmer Podcast: “Breaking Away from 
Social Media”

2:30-3:15 p.m. EST – Al Kluis, marketing columnist, Successful Farming magazine: “Positioning for Profit 
in 2019”

3:30-4:30 p.m. EST – Marji Guyler-Alaniz, president and founder, FarmHer: 
“The FarmHer Journey”

Saturday, March 2

10:00-10:45 a.m. EST – Learning Center Session: “Corn Residue: Friend 
or Foe?”

10:45-11:30 a.m. EST – Al Kluis, marketing columnist, Successful Farming magazine: 
“The New Rules for Marketing in 2019”

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