Early registration prices for the 2011 Commodity Classic expire in just a few short days, on Jan. 20.
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.
Registrations can be done completely online or by printing out a registration form and faxing it back to the Classic office. Many growers also received registration packets in the mail last fall.
NAWG events will be held before and during Classic, with NAWG policy committees holding meetings throughout the day on March 2 and 3, and the NAWG Board of Directors scheduled to meet on March 5.
NAWG is working with U.S. Wheat Associates and the Wheat Foods Council to put together an educational and entertaining booth for the Classic trade show, which will feature more than 800 booths total.
Additionally, the NAWG Foundation is sponsoring two learning center sessions at the 2011 Classic, one on the public perception of farmers and another on new permits required of producers before applying pesticides to their crops.
Much more about Classic is available at http://www.wheatworld.org/commodity-classic/.
Wheat-specific information, including an agenda of wheat meetings, is at http://www.wheatworld.org/meetings-events/commodity-classic/.