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NCI's mission is to support regional agriculture and value added processing by conducting educational and technical programs that expand and maintain domestic and international markets for northern grown crops.

 
 

OVERVIEW

Northern Crops Institute (NCI) started in 1979 as a collaborative effort among the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana to promote, develop, and market crops grown in this four state region.  NCI is now an international meeting and learning center that unites customers, commodity traders, technical experts, and professors for discussion and education.  Since 1983, over 133 nations have sent participants to NCI who are government representatives, private industry agriculture workers, or from other commodity utilization industries.

HISTORY OF THE NORTHERN CROPS INSTITUTE

NCI’s Wenger TX-52 Twin-Screw Extruder is upgraded.
— 2015
Lobby renovation is completed with two new offices, a large wall graphic, new furniture and digital signage. The Northern Crops Learning Center is a new feature that promotes the regional crops.
— 2015
The new NCI website was launched in November.
— 2014
A new NCI video debuted at the Feed Center Open House in August.
— 2014
Karolyn Zurn, MN Soybean Growers Association, is re-elected Northern Crops Council (NCC) Chair. Keith Peltier, ProSeed, was re-elected NCC Vice Chair. Jennifer Tesch was elected Chair of the NCI Industry Advisory Board (IAB).
— 2014
NCI completed a major equipment upgrade at the NCI Feed Production Center. The upgrade includes the installation of a new mixer, a new automation system, and the facility’s first micro-ingredient system. Over 75% of the $800,000 project costs came from commodity groups and private industry donations.
— 2014