The 2008 Commodity Classic kicks off this week in Nashville at the Opryland.
Biofuels will be in the spotlight throughout the conference and the yet-to-be-completed Farm Bill will likely be a major topic of conversation as new agriculture secretary Ed Schafer will address the crowd on Friday during the general session.
Saturday night’s entertainment at the Grand Ole Opry featuring “Corn Fed” Shannon Brown – sponsored by VeraSun following up on her appearance at the National Ethanol Conference in Orlando – along with John Conlee, Joe Diffie, Carolina Rain and The Steeldrivers.
The Commodity Classic is the combined convention and trade show of the American Soybean Association, the National Corn Growers Association, and the National Association of Wheat Growers. Next year it will be even bigger when the National Sorghum Producers join the show.