Registration and housing reservations opened this week for the 2010 Commodity Classic, set for March 4 to 6 in Anaheim, Calif.
Commodity Classic is the premier convention and trade show of the U.S. wheat, corn, soybean and sorghum industries. Like in past years, the 2010 event will feature valuable educational sessions, a robust trade show including a large wheat industry presence, entertainment events and important networking opportunities.
Wheat producers and members of the media covering wheat should keep in mind the following:
Commodity Classic is also NAWG’s annual meeting. NAWG will hold committee meetings throughout the day on Wednesday, March 3, before the show officially opens. NAWG’s Board and the Board of the NAWG Foundation will meet in the afternoon of Saturday, March 6, after most show activities have concluded. A full schedule of NAWG activities is available online at http://www.wheatworld.org/meetings-events/commodity-classic/.
All wheat growers and wheat state association representatives who register for Classic should mark that they are members of NAWG on their registration forms. The number of registrants identifying with NAWG affects NAWG’s ability to share in any profits derived from the show, and NAWG staff’s ability to ensure educational opportunities for wheat growers continue to grow at future Classics.
NAWG members registering by Jan. 20 will pay only $190 for convention registration, a savings of $50 over full convention registration costs. The cost for nonmembers before Jan. 20 is $290, meaning that most growers who are not members of their state wheat association could join their state organization and NAWG and participate in Classic for less than registering as a nonmember.
Also this week, members of the media were sent a media advisory with information about how they can register and become credentialed to cover the convention. Any reporters who would like to participate but did not get information this week should contact Melissa George Kessler in the NAWG office at 202-547-7800 or Susan Powers at the National Corn Growers Association at 636-733-9004.
More information about the convention is available online at www.commodityclassic.com, and more information about wheat activities at the 2010 show is at http://www.wheatworld.org/meetings-events/commodity-classic/.