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Agritechnica 2017 represented at Texas’ Commodity Classic

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 16 January 2017 – Visitors to the 22nd annual Commodity Classic – America’s largest farmer-led and farmer-focused convention and trade show – will have the opportunity to find out more about Agritechnica, the world’s leading trade fair for agricultural machinery that takes place every two years in Germany.
Representatives from Agritechnica’s organizer, DLG (German Agricultural Society), will be present at the event at stand number 2516, which takes place at the Henry B. González Convention Center, in San Antonio, Texas, from 2-4 March. Agritechnica personnel will provide detailed information on the program for this year’s exhibition, and how farmers and industry experts can attend.
Agritechnica attracted almost 100,000 international visitors in 2015 out of a total of 452,000  – including over 5,000 visitors from North America. There are more than two million farms covering 363 million hectares in the US, so the Agritechnica team will be working hard to attract more representatives of its agricultural sector to the German exhibition, which takes place in mid-November.
“Visitors at Commodity Classic can get detailed information on our trade fair and participate in an organized trip to Agritechnica with our partner Leader Tours Inc. The trip combine the trade fair and factory visits to different manufacturers,” says Sandra Willer, Area Manager Northern Europe, North and Latin America.
The Agritechnica exhibition offers an unparalleled range of agricultural solutions well-suited to farmers from Texas and across North America. Visitors can discover for themselves the latest and most comprehensive range of equipment and solutions, from tractors and harvesters to implements for cultivation, sowing, fertilizer application and crop protection.
Leading manufacturers time their innovation cycles and product launches to coincide with Agritechnica, which takes place every two years, and more than 400 innovations were registered at the event in 2015. In addition, Agritechnica offers the unique opportunity for a practical, hands-on experience through on-site field trials that demonstrate the benefits of adopting new farming techniques.
Agritechnica 2017 takes place from 12-18 November (preview days 12+13 November) at Hanover’s Exhibition Grounds. More than 452,000 visitors and 2,892 exhibitors attended the event in 2015, making it the world’s largest trade fair dedicated to agricultural machinery and technology.
More information for visitors and exhibitors can be found online at: www.agritechnica.com
Editor’s notes:
The DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft, or German Agricultural Society) was founded by the engineer and writer Max Eyth in 1885. Based in Frankfurt am Main, it provides an independent and open forum to promote the exchange of knowledge and shaping of opinion in the agricultural and food sectors. More than 200 full-time employees and about 3,000 voluntary experts are engaged in working on behalf of the DLG’s 27,000 members. The organization’s well-known test center for technology and farm inputs, which is the largest of its kind in the world, is accredited and recognized nationally and internationally.

The DLG has organized trade exhibitions in the agricultural and food sectors for more than 125 years. It launched Agritechnica, which is held every two years, in 1985. The event initially took place in Frankfurt am Main, before moving to its current home in Hanover in 1995. DLG also organizes EuroTier, the world´s leading trade fair for animal production, which alternates with Agritechnica at Hanover’s Exhibition Grounds; EnergyDecentral; the DLG Feldtage; and, with Koelnmesse, Anuga FoodTec.
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Friedrich W. Rach

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Malene Conlong

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