General Session at Commodity Classic Promises to Inspire and Inform

Dec 04, 2019

A decorated fighter pilot and best-selling author will be the keynote speaker during the Commodity Classic General Session.

Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman, decorated fighter pilot and best-selling author, will provide an inspiring keynote address during the General Session at the 2020 Commodity Classic, held Feb. 27-29 in San Antonio, Texas.

The 2020 Commodity Classic will be held Thursday, Feb. 27 through Saturday, Feb. 29 in San Antonio, Texas.  Commodity Classic is the nation’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience.  The Friday morning General Session is one of the most highly-rated experiences during the three-day farmer-driven event—and the 2020 version promises to be as well.

Keynote speaker will be Lt. Colonel Waldo Waldman, a decorated fighter pilot, highly-rated Hall of Fame Speaker and New York Times best-selling author.  His message is designed to inspire farmers to collaborate and innovate with their fellow farmers and ag partners to maximize their potential in farming and in life.

The session will also include the nation’s commodity association leaders who will discuss the hottest issues facing the nation’s corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum producers.  Additionally, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers will provide an update on the ag equipment industry.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has also been invited to speak.

Registration and housing for the 2020 Commodity Classic are now open. To register, reserve hotel rooms and sign up for email updates, visit  Early bird discounts on registration end January 9, 2020.

“The General Session is where the true spirit of Commodity Classic comes through,” said Bob Bowman, an Iowa farmer and co-chair of the 2020 Commodity Classic. “There is a strong sense of common purpose with a combination of inspiration, information and insight.  You’re sure to leave the General Session with a smile on your face, your spirits soaring and a renewed sense of pride about being involved in agriculture!”

Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience.  Commodity Classic is unlike any other agriculture event, featuring a robust schedule of educational sessions, a huge trade show featuring the latest technology, equipment and innovation, top-notch entertainment, inspiring speakers and the opportunity to network with thousands of farmers from across the nation.

Commodity Classic is presented annually by the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.  For information, visit