Commodity Classic 2024


The 2024 Commodity Classic was held February 28 – March 2 in Houston, Texas. The Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture presented a Learning Center Session on Thursday, February 29 entitled Positioning Your Farm for Long-Term Success.

The list of risks U.S. farmers face is long, ranging from market volatility and supply chain disruptions to erratic weather. Preparing for it all can be overwhelming and seem impossible at times. Being successful in the long run requires sorting out risks and developing strategies to manage and mitigate them.

Purdue ag economists James Mintert, Michael Langemeier, & Brady Brewer shared ways in which successful farms manage strategic risks. The discussion featured clear-cut ideas on how to better manage strategic risks, making your operation more resilient and better positioned for long-term success. (Slides from the presentation & the recording are now available here!)


©2024 Commodity Classic



Brady Brewer

Brady Brewer

Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University

Jim Mintert

James Mintert

Director, Center for Commercial Agriculture, and Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University

Michael Langemeier

Michael Langemeier

Associate Director, Center for Commercial Agriculture and Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University


Thursday, February 29, 2024



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George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas


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