Kissimmee, Fla. – U.S. wheat growers have left their cold, snowy farms for the warmer – if not windier – climes of Kissimmee, Fla., and the 2013 Commodity Classic.
Members of the National Association of Wheat Growers are once again partnering with the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association and National Sorghum Producers for the 18th annual convention and trade show.
In addition to its sponsorship and participation in the Commodity Classic events, NAWG will hold its annual meeting during Commodity Classic for the seventh year in a row.
“Commodity Classic is always a fun time to get together with our growers and growers from the other commodity groups,” said NAWG President Erik Younggren, who farms near Hallock, Minn.
“Agriculture is a very small community, and any time we can get together with our growers at the grassroots level is important. It’s always good to meet with our fellow growers, see what’s on their minds, see what’s happening in different parts of the country.”
NAWG leaders will conduct a full complement of policy committee meetings starting the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 27, with the full Board of Directors meeting Thursday, Feb. 28, to review policy resolutions and committee actions and elect new officers. The National Wheat Foundation’s Board will meet Saturday, March 2.
More than 5,000 farmers pre-registered to attend the 2013 Classic, which will include multiple social events, a general session and trade show. NAWG, U.S. Wheat Associates and the Wheat Foods Council will sponsor a Wheat Industry trade show exhibit in booth #1001.
The National Association of Wheat Growers works with 22 state wheat grower organizations to benefit the wheat industry at state and national levels. More about the Association is at www.wheatworld.org.
More about the wheat industry’s 2013 Classic events will be at www.wheatworld.org/2013Classic throughout the week.
An audio preview of wheat Classic events with Younggren is at http://www.wheatworld.org/wp-content/uploads/audio-younggren-classic-preview-20130226.mp3.