The 2006 Commodity Classic is getting closer. That’s one of the reasons I’ve been a little behind on posting today. Preparations. That and having our internet access upgraded somewhat which caused us to be “without” for a while this afternoon. But no time like the present time to post some news.
What part of “You must attend Commodity Classic” don’t you understand?
I promised audio from Mike Johanns. I caught the start of his press conference just a couple seconds late but you can listen to his opening statement here: Johanns Opening Statement If you’d like the whole thing, please feel free to contact me and I can arrange to make more available to you.
The press facing Sec. of Ag Mike Johanns.
Here’s Sec. of Ag Johanns speaking to the press at his Commodity Classic press conference.
At the Monsanto press conference Monsanto’s Dr. Todd DeGooyer, next to the podium, discusses new corn rootworm research findings with Iowa State University entomologist, Dr. Matthew O’Neal and Purdue’s John Obermeyer.
John Deere’s Product Planner, Mike Miller, talking about Soybean Rust Spray tests at the early morning press conference. To his right is Barry Nelson, Public Relations Manager. To his left is Dr. Jeff Barnes, Crop Systems Specialist and then Don Borgman, Manager of Market Planning.
New U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns speaking to corn and soybean growers in Austin, TX at the Commodity Classic. I should have audio from his press conference later. Right now I’ve got to work on a Talking News Release for John Deere that needs to go out to reporters still this morning.
Here’s a shot of Leon Corzine making his opening comments at the General Session of Commodity Classic. I wrote about this earlier.
I’m in the opening general session here at Commodity Classic. Leon Corzine, President, NCGA, is speaking about re-energizing rural America and how important farmers are to that growth. Next up is Neal Bredehoeft, President, ASA. Neal is now talking about accomplishments of the soybean industry and the Asian Soybean Rust problem facing growers this coming season. Coming up soon is …