Promoting AGP at the Commodity Classic

With 9,770 total attendees, the 2016 Commodity Classic convention and trade show set a new attendance record for one of the nation’s leading annual agriculture showcases. AGP was again among the exhibitors participating in the trade show, which also set a record for number of exhibitors. The event was held March 4 - 6 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in in New Orleans, LA. 

Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show. It is produced by the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers, and new to the 2016 event, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. 

In addition to the trade show, voting delegates from each association use the forum to hold policy meetings. 

The Commodity Classic is an excellent opportunity to network with state and national agricultural leaders. From left to right: Jodie Johnson, Marketing Manager, Hastings, NE; Ron Heck, Director on the Iowa Biodiesel Board and a producer from Perry, IA; Wayne Fredericks, President, Iowa Soybean Association and a producer from Osage, IA; Kent Klootwyk, Marketing Manager, Emmetsburg, IA; and Jim Rodenburg, Corporate Communications Manager. 

Stopping by the AGP booth at the 2016 Commodity Classic were Kenlon Johannes (second from left), Administrator and CEO, Kansas Soybean Association and Kansas Soybean Commission and Dennis Gruenbacher (third from left), Chairman, Kansas Soybean Commission and a producer from Andale, KS. Also pictured are AGP Marketing Managers Jodie Johnson (left), Hastings, NE and Kent Klootwyk (right), Emmetsburg, IA.