Usually, if something “classic,” it’s old-school, iconic, nostalgic, and recognizable. A “classic” is something that everyone knows, and that often has personal meaning to many people. Every year in March, there’s a different kind of classic that’s equally important: the Commodity Classic.
This year’s Commodity Classic in Anaheim, California, is March 4 – 6. The theme this year is “Cruising for Success.” Each day has something fabulous to offer, from speakers to socials to optional tours and beyond.
This year, the Classic has a great line-up of speakers and presentations. Presenters include scientists, communicators, educators, marketers, researchers, and more. (Well-known Twitter and blogging personality and Cause Matters founder, Michele Payn-Knoper is actually presenting twice.) Agricultural attractions also include moderated discussions and daily learning sessions. One of the largest attractions of the Commodity Classic is it’s well-known trade-show. This will include product demonstrations, booths run by leading industry figures, and chances to win prizes or get free stuff. (Let’s face it, everyone likes free stuff.)
While the main idea of this classic is definitely education and idea-sharing, there are plenty of social opportunities as well. You could possibly enjoy musical performances by Kelly Rae and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, for instance.
If you’re interested in American agriculture, the Commodity Classic is the place to be in early March. There is so much to learn, and so many wonderful people to meet. Pre-registration runs until February 19th, so don’t miss your chance to sign up early. On-site registration is also permitted.
For more information, check out this year’s site here. Good luck, have fun, and safe travels if you end up heading towards Anaheim this March!