AEM AND COMMODITY CLASSIC RENEW PARTNERSHIP
The National Corn Growers Association, the American Soybean Association and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers announce that AEM will continue their participation in Commodity Classic, now as a partner and member of the event’s new management committee. This farmer-driven partnership will provide a strong basis for further growth while providing new, innovative ideas for Commodity Classic to provide an even better world-class experience and gathering place for all segments of agriculture.
The inaugural event under this new partnership will be held February 28-March 2, 2019, in Orlando, Fla.
Curt Blades, AEM senior vice president, said, “Over the past three years, we have been incredibly impressed as we grew our involvement in Commodity Classic, and our association takes great pride in the role that we play and experiences we bring to the table. Great things can happen in the industry when leaders work together, have a long-term vision and stay focused.”
“Commodity Classic has continued to grow over the years, and we look forward to even greater growth over the years to come,” said NCGA President Lynn Chrisp, a Nebraska corn grower. “We feel strongly that this relationship maintains the strength of our show, which continues to be produced by farmers and for farmers. At the same time, it will also leverage AEM’s many years of experience and expertise in producing top quality trade shows.”
“We all value the power of education and of top-quality interaction among attendees and exhibitors on the show floor,” said ASA President Davie Stephens, a soybean grower from Kentucky. “Commodity Classic’s farmer focus remains its greatest strength. Agriculture, as an industry, is truly interconnected. By working together, we increase our collective strength and grow our opportunities for success.”
The show will continue – and even elevate - its proud tradition of offering valuable education sessions, innovations exhibited on the show floor and unparalleled peer-to-peer networking.
Commodity Classic is the annual convention and trade show for the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, National Association of Wheat Growers, and National Sorghum Producers. Visit www.commodityclassic.com.
AEM is the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry supports 1.3 million jobs in the U.S., and 149,000 more in Canada. Equipment manufacturers also contribute $188 billion combined to the U.S. and Canadian economies. AEM is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2019.