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View from the Cab: Classic is Feb. 28

By Kent Casson

One of these years, I am going to venture to a warmer climate to take in Commodity Classic.

“New Frontiers in Agriculture” is the theme for the 2024 Classic running February 28 to March 2 in Houston, Texas. This is America’s largest farmer led, farmer focused agricultural trade show and educational event. The national show is intended for those passionate about row crop farming and agriculture.

Find acres of innovation all under one roof with themes including crop protection, irrigation, livestock, nutrients, equipment, technology, seed, laboratory services and farm management. Houston 2024 will feature the largest number of booths and trade show space ever. A full schedule of events can be viewed at

Featured speakers include John Barnick, an ag meteorologist with DTN, Mac Marshall, vice president of market intelligence with the United Soybean Board, Randy Dowdy, world record soybean yield champion and Dave Hula, the world record corn yield champion. Those visiting can walk into any session without pre-registering. All they need is a name badge.

A Saturday morning FBI presentation will cover who is watching your data and discuss cyber and terrorism threats to agriculture with a focus on international terrorism and the potential theft of information. Those attending will also learn the importance for sharing threat intelligence with law enforcement.

The general session is slated for Friday, March 1 at 8:30 a.m. where the audience engages with an inspirational speaker encouraging growers to take their operation to the next level. Leaders of the five Commodity Classic presenting organizations will cover policies that impact your farm. The speaker for the general session will be announced this month.

Saturday, March 2 is the day for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. This is considered the world’s largest rodeo and livestock exhibition. Tickets include entrance to a full day of entertainment at the rodeo grounds. Fun for the family includes shopping, food, carnival rides, a concert and more. Rodeo hours will be 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and there is a free shuttle service to and from the convention center.

Visit for a full rodeo schedule and information.


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