Last week the Commodity Classic opened in San Antonio, Texas. The organizers will tell you that the Commodity Classic is “America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show — unlike any other farm show you’ve ever seen.”
That’s where you will find Cinch Munson, director of agriculture business development for the Propane Education & Research Council.
Propane’s presence at this huge farm show and others like it makes sense. Agriculture is the third largest market segment for the propane industry, accounting for approximately 10 percent of propane demand. At the ag shows PERC attends, visitors are interested in propane in all applications, but there is unique interest in propane for engine applications, whether that be irrigation, power generation, or vehicles/equipment, as most ag businesses have used propane in engines for years. Propane’s diversity in ag operations makes it a sought-after fuel for farms and ranches across the country.