Members of four major commodity groups have gathered in Nashville for a major agriculture convention that could shape the face of the sector. Small-scale farmers who have used John Deere equipment to maintain their harvest will be joined by some of the biggest names in the industry, including Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
According to WJBC Central Illinois, the planning process for the event is extensive, and the topics that are covered this year range from marketing and production to the impact of social media on the sector.
The news source reported that each commodity group discusses policy and priorities for the coming year and collaborates on ideas to improve the specific sector that they operate in.
Due to the success of the industry as a whole over the past year, the attendance for this year's event is expected to break records.
Ever the industry to stay humble and rely on hard work and preparation, the different groups, such as the National Corn Growers Association, will cover topics that range from new approaches to farming to damage control if a sharp drop in price occurs, according to Agri Pulse.