Ray Gaesser grows corn and soybeans in Corning, Iowa and as this year’s president of the American Soybean Association, he knows how important technology is on his farm as well as on farms across the nation.
"It’s a great time to be involved in agriculture," Gaesser says. And when it comes to technology that is represented at the 2014 Commodity Classic, Gaesser says it is key to keeping American soybean farmers competitive in the world market. "We are growing more and more soybeans, the demand continues to grow, and we need technology to help meet the demand of our customers here in the U.S. as well as around the world."
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When asked why farmers come to Commodity Classic, he replies: "It’s the environment that is created to network with old friends, make new friends and be inspired by all the technology that is represented at our trade show. We’re setting new records on attendance, on the number of exhibitors here as well as the number of learning sessions we provide for farmers. If you aren’t at the Classic, you’re really missing out this year.
Hear the full interview as Gaesser set down with Farm Journal Radio’s Pam Fretwell while in San Antonio, Texas: