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Gearing Up For 2012 Commodity Classic

Gearing Up For 2012 Commodity Classic

NCGA, ASA, NAWG and NSP will gather in Nashville Mar. 1-3.

A record-shattering Commodity Classic will begin next week in Nashville, Tenn. Commodity Classic is the nation's largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show. This year Commodity Classic Co-Chair Jeff Sollars says more than 5,000 growers, farm families and agri-business leaders will attend the convention, making it the largest in Commodity Classic history.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will address the Commodity Classic crowd for the third straight year, which Sollars says is a testament to the importance of the show.

"Given the discussion about the 2012 Farm Bill and federal budget, the Secretary's message will be very important to those attending the Classic this year," Solars said.

However, according to Sollars Commodity Classic isn't just another trade show.

"Attendees will have plenty of opportunities to meet growers from all over the United States as well as representatives from the hundreds of agricultural industry leading companies that will be at the trade show," Sollars said. "After all the educational and policy sessions that are over on Saturday, we'll close with an exclusive night of entertainment at the Grand Ol' Opry including a performance by Darryl Worley."

It's not too late to register for Commodity Classic. For registration options still available, interested growers can go to

For more information, contact ASA Communications Coordinator Cassandra Langley at (800) 688-7692.

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