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Northern Crops Institute

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Northern Crops Institute
NDSU Dept. 7400
PO Box 6050
Fargo, North Dakota, USA 58108-6050
Phone: 701-231-7736
Fax: 701-231-7235
Email: nci@ndsu.edu

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Educational Courses

  • Refresh your expertise and be exposed to existing and new technology.
  • Two-days to two-weeks in length.
  • Lectures, case histories, laboratory demonstrations, and tours.
  • Experts from industry, government, and universities serve as guest lecturers.
  • Customized programs available upon request.
  • Inquiries should be directed to Assistant Director John Crabtree.

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2014 Short Course Schedule

IMPORTANT NOTE: Enroll early. All courses are contingent upon sufficient enrollment numbers.
Do not make travel reservations until NCI confirms that course will be offered.


Course Dates

Course Title



September 15-24, 2014

Grain Procurement Management for Importers

August 18

2013 Grain Procurement course

This eight-day course focuses on the mechanics of grain merchandising and is designed to educate individuals who are responsible for purchasing grain. Academic and commodity trade authorities lecture on cash and futures markets. Grain merchandisers guide you through the full complexity of the international grain markets. Opportunity to meet with grain merchandisers in Minneapolis. Participants receive a flash drive containing an outline of each presentation, copies of the visuals used, and other printed materials for future reference. The class also has on-site visits to a country elevator, an export grain terminal, and a barge facility.

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