Growers and others can now go online to www.commodityclassic.com to register for Commodity Classic and secure hotel rooms available through the Classic housing bureau.
Commodity Classic 2011, set for March 2 – 5 in Tampa, Fla., is NAWG’s annual meeting and the convention and trade show of NAWG, the American Soybean Association, the National Corn Growers Association and the National Sorghum Producers.
Registration is available for growers-members of the four organizations, non-members, spouses and youth. One-day registrations are also available.
As in past years, growers who are members of NAWG can save $100 off their Classic registration costs. Since many NAWG-affiliated state grower associations’ annual dues are less than $100, growers who are not yet members can often join their local grower association and register for Classic for less than the cost of a non-member registration.
Early registration rates are also available before Jan. 20.
Housing reservations can also be made online, though room at key hotels sold out quickly after the online registration option opened on Wednesday.
Hotel availability through the Classic organization is dependent upon arrival and departure dates and the number of guests. Classic attendees can also make reservations outside of the Classic system, though it is not recommended.
NAWG-specific events will be held at the Westin Harbour Island. NAWG policy committees will hold meetings throughout the day on March 2 and 3, and the NAWG Board of Directors will meet on March 5.
Aside from the sponsoring organization’s business meetings, Commodity Classic will feature an 800-booth trade show, valuable educational sessions, technology demonstrations, association banquets and important networking opportunities.
Much more about Classic is available at http://www.wheatworld.org/commodity-classic/.