NCI Announces Advanced Grain Procurement Short Course May 16-20

January 31, 2011

For Immediate Release

NCI Announces Advanced Grain Procurement Short Course May 16-20

Fargo, N.D., USA  –  Northern Crops Institute will offer the Advanced Grain Procurement Strategies Short Course May 16-20, 2011 at Northern Crops Institute in Fargo, N.D. The course is designed for global grain buyers who want to gain a competitive edge in grain marketing decisions to better manage price and quality risks.

Trading games, case studies involving real world situations, and panel discussions will supplement the lectures in basis analysis, trading strategies, price risk management strategies, quality specifications strategies, logistics management, and buyer/seller relations in grain procurement.

William Wilson, Ph.D., NDSU Distinguished Professor of Agribusiness and Applied Economics and an expert in commodity futures trading, will lead the course.  In addition, course participants will have an opportunity to interact with U.S. grain merchandisers, who have years of practical experience in the international grain business.

Persons who attend the course should be actively involved in grain merchandising and be well versed in grain marketing or have a basic understanding of commodity merchandising principles. 

Participants must be fluent in the English language.

The course registration fee is $1,100.  Payment in full is due one week before the start of the course. Registration deadline is April 25. Course fee includes a CD-ROM associated with lectures and laboratory demonstrations, scheduled breaks, and one luncheon. Hotel rooms and other meals are not included in the fee.  Cancellations received after April 25, 2011 will be assessed a 10% service fee. Special rates are available to groups of three or more from the same company.

For more information and to register, go to and follow the educational courses link.  Or call 701-231-7736.