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Commodity Classic Sets New Records

With nearly 8,000 attendees, the 2015 Commodity Classic and trade show, held in Phoenix, Arizona, shattered previous records for the landmark event.
“The 2015 Commodity Classic was a terrific event for our growers and all involved,” says Sam Butler, Commodity Classic co-chair. “Our farmers were actively engaged in everything the landmark event had to offer, with many arriving early for policy sessions and coming to association meetings on a picture-perfect Saturday afternoon in Phoenix.”
Total attendance was 7,936, more than 600 more than the previous record set in 2014. Other records broken were the number of growers, at 4,328 compared to 3,874 in 2014, and the number of first-time attendees, at 1,409 compared to 1,261 in 2014.
The trade show also featured an all-time high of 355 participating companies, representing a record 170,500 net square feet of booth space.
Next year’s Commodity Classic will be March 3-5, 2016, in New Orleans, Louisiana.