Grain Procurement Management for Importers
Sep
11
to Sep 20

Grain Procurement Management for Importers

Registration Deadline: CLOSED

Cost: $1,500

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.

Who Should Attend?

■ International grain buyers associated with private trading companies, milling, feed manufacturing and food processing.

■ Anyone with interest in importing grain from the United States.

Why Should You Attend?

One of the first steps in purchasing grain from the United States is to thoroughly understand the U.S. grain marketing system. By doing so, an importer can review the risks associated with various quality and price options. This course provides information that assists buyers in purchasing U.S. grain that meets quality requirements at the best value.

Highlights

■ Lectures by both academic and commodity trade authorities on cash and futures markets, led by William Wilson, Ph.D., an expert in commodity futures trading and consultant to the international grain and food processing industries.

■ Opportunity in Minneapolis to meet with grain merchandisers and hear of their experiences in dealing with the complexity of the international grain markets.

■ Share day-to-day experiences with colleagues from other countries and U.S. grain merchants.

■ Case studies and trading games to demonstrate purchasing strategies.

■ On-site visits to a country elevator, Duluth Seaway Port Authority, an export grain terminal, and a barge facility.

■  NDSU Commodity Trading Room Portions of the class will be held in the Commodity Trading Room, a part of the Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department at North Dakota State University (NDSU).  The high-technology room has 32 seats, each with a PC station and dual monitors.  The stations receive live information feeds for financial information including equities and credit, plus commodity market information such as agriculture, energy and biofuels.  Students have electronic access to information through Bloomberg, DTN, and X-Trader simulation software from Trading Technologies, a state of the art tool for executing electronic trades.

Major Topics

• U.S. grain export handling and logistics
• Commodity analysis: fundamental and technical factors
• Basis: concepts, relations and behavior
• Grain hedging principles
• U.S. grading standards
• International grain contracts
• World and U.S. grain market outlook
• Pricing strategies
• Supplier-customer relationships
• Quality specifications
• Risk management strategies

To Register:

Registration Fee: $1,500.  For your course fee, you will also receive a flash drive containing materials from lectures, local transportation, refreshments during scheduled breaks, and one recognition dinner. Hotel accommodations and other meals are not included in the fee. Attention: Please book return flights departing from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Daily Transportation:
Daily complimentary transportation will be provided during course activities. This includes all field trips in North Dakota and Minnesota. (During any allowed free-time, you will be responsible to arrange transportation.)

Hotel Information:
Northern Crops Institute has reserved a block of rooms at each designated hotel. DO NOT CONTACT THE HOTELS DIRECTLY TO RESERVE ROOMS.

Once you have confirmed your travel arrangements, please email your itinerary to Linda Briggs at linda.briggs@ndsu.edu and your name will be added to the room list at each hotel. A valid credit card is required upon check-in at each hotel to cover your room expenses. Hotel rooms and some meals ARE NOT included in the course registration fee.

Holiday Inn
3803 13th Avenue South, Fargo, ND 58103
Phone: (877) 282-2700
Single Room Rate: $119 + 10.5% tax/night

Hampton Inn
310 Canal Park Dr., Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: (218) 720-3000
Single Room Rate: $139 +13.9% tax/night

Country Inn & Suites at Mall of America
2221 Killebrew Dr., Bloomington, MN 55425
Phone: (952)854-5555
Single Room Rate: $129 + 14.3% tax/night

Information and Special Requirements:
The course is offered in a non-smoking environment. You are welcome to wear casual business attire. If you have questions or special needs (dietary or physical requirements),  please contact:

Northern Crops Institute
NDSU Dept. 7400
P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050 USA
Phone: 701-231-7736
Fax: 701-231-7235
Email: nci@ndsu.edu
Website: www.northern-crops.com

 

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Jun
4
to Jun 10

NCI-INTSOY Course

NCI-INTSOY Course
June 5-10, 2017

Northern Crops Institute
Fargo, North Dakota, USA

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, May 1, 2017

The NCI-INTSOY course is designed to teach practical processing methods and innovative applications of soybean ingredients in meat, beverages, baking, snacks, traditional soy foods and animal feed products.

Participants will begin the week long course in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They will travel through farm country and visit various facilities in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Who Should Attend?

  • Research and product development personnel
  • Technologists and engineers
  • Marketing and sales staff
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Food and feed production directors and plant managers
  • Humanitarian groups
  • Academic and state officials

Why Should You Attend?

Gain hands-on experience and practical knowledge of soybeans. Northern Crops Institute (NCI) is the new host of the former "NSRL-INTSOY" course that was previously held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The course is now named NCI-INTSOY hosted by NCI located on the North Dakota State University Campus in Fargo.

Highlights

  • Taste test new innovative foods that include soy.
  • Various tours, product information and valuable insight and perspectives.
  • Enjoy soy-related field trips and industry sponsored events.
  • Hands-on training and relevant product demonstrations provide the opportunity for participants to learn and experiment with soy.

Topics

  • New frontiers in soy
  • Soy beverage boosters
  • Protein power using soy
  • Soy functional facts
  • Traditional soy foods
  • Soy by-product applications in animal feed
  • Meet soybean farmers
  • Role of soy in global food security and school lunch programs

Tours

  • Commercial soymilk production and packaging line
  • Animal feed production center
  • South Dakota State University meat lab and dairy plant
  • Soybean crushing plant
  • Area soybean farms
  • Tri-state bus tour of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota agriculture
  • Aqua feed research facility
  • Food grade soybean company
  • Elevator and shuttle loading facility

Demonstrations

  • Tofu, soymilk and soy fortified beverages
  • Extruded snacks
  • Soy applications in baking
  • Using soy in processed meat applications
  • Soy by-product technology in making feed

Agenda

Detailed agenda, click here. Speaker list, click here. Sponsor list, click here.

TO REGISTER:

IMPORTANT NOTE: Enroll early. This course is limited to 30 participants. All courses are contingent upon sufficient enrollment numbers. Do not make travel reservations until NCI confirms that the course will be offered.

Registration Fee is $1,100.00 if paid in full by APRIL 13, 2017. AFTER this date, registration fee is $1,300.00.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017
Cancellations received after Monday, May 1, 2017, will be assessed a 10% service fee.

To pay by credit card or with an electronic check for the course, click here.

To pay by check or wire transfer, fill out this form. Mail the form with your check to Northern Crops Institute (address below). Checks must be payable to Northern Crops Institute and drawn on a United States bank. Contact Northern Crops Institute for wire transfer instructions.

Groups of Three or More:
A reduced registration fee of $1,000.00 if paid in full by APRIL 13, 2017 per person is available to groups of three or more from the same company. AFTER this date, registration fee is $1,200.00 per person to group of three or more from the same company.

Daily Transportation:
Daily complimentary transportation will be provided during course activities. This includes all field trips in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. (During any allowed free-time, you will be responsible to arrange transportation.)

Hotel Information:
Northern Crops Institute has reserved a block of rooms at each designated hotel. DO NOT CONTACT THE HOTELS DIRECTLY TO RESERVE ROOMS.

Once you have confirmed your travel arrangements, please email your itinerary to Linda Briggs at linda.briggs@ndsu.edu and your name will be added to the room list at each hotel. A valid credit card is required upon check-in at each hotel to cover your room expenses. Hotel rooms and some meals ARE NOT included in the course registration fee.

Radisson Blu - MOA
Mall of America, 2100 Killebrew Dr., Bloomington, Minnesota 55425
Phone: (952) 881-5258
Single Room Rate: $159 + 14.3% tax/night

Holiday Inn
3803 13th Avenue South, Fargo, North Dakota 58103
Phone: (877) 282-2700
Single Room Rate: $105 + 10.5% tax/night

Hampton Inn
3017 Lefevre Dr, Brookings, South Daktoa 57006
Phone: (605) 697-5232
Single Room Rate: $105 +11% tax/night

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson
1900 Premier Dr., Mankato, Minnesota 56001
Phone: (507) 388-8555
Single Room Rate: $109 + 10.4% tax/night


Information and Special Requirements:
The course is offered in a non-smoking environment. You are welcome to wear casual business attire. If you have questions or special needs (dietary or physical requirements),  please contact:

Northern Crops Institute
NDSU Dept. 7400
P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050 USA
Phone: 701-231-7736
Fax: 701-231-7235
Email: nci@ndsu.edu
Website: www.northern-crops.com

About Northern Crops Institute

Northern Crops Institute is an international center for meeting and learning about crops produced in the four-state region of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana. Situated on the campus of North Dakota State University, Northern Crops Institute exists as a forum to bring together customers, commodity traders, technical experts, processors and producers from all points of the globe for discussion, education and technical service programs. Since 1983, the Institute has hosted visitors from more than 135 countries.

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity Institution. This publication will be made available in alternative formats upon request (701-231-7736).

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Barley and Malting Quality: A Field to Brewhouse Perspective
Oct
12
to Oct 15

Barley and Malting Quality: A Field to Brewhouse Perspective

October 12-15, 2015

Northern Crops Institute
Fargo, ND

https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/ibms/education/2015-barley-malt-short-course

This 3.5 day short course is intended to provide an intensive overview of the many factors impacting barley and malt quality from the field to the brewhouse. Lectures, discussion sessions and laboratory demonstrations will provide participants with the knowledge to understand malt processing and to effectively interpret barley and malt analyses. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from a group of internationally recognized experts assembled from industry, academics and government.  Course Fee: $600 per person.  The registration price includes course materials, transportation during the course, and some meals. Other meals are on your own. Travel expenses and hotel are your responsibility.

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Grain Procurement Management for Importers
Sep
15
to Sep 24

Grain Procurement Management for Importers

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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Rheology of Wheat and Flour Quality
Jul
15
to Jul 17

Rheology of Wheat and Flour Quality

Deadline: June 23
Cost: $800

The Rheology of Wheat and Flour Quality short course will focus on wheat quality and how to analyze, interpret, and apply rheological results effectively. This course covers all aspects of wheat quality from kernel quality, milling, rheology analysis, and baking evaluation. Participants will gain extensive hands-on experience on each rheological instrument (farinograph, extensigraph, alveograph, Mixolab, RVA, and others). The course is highly recommended for quality control/assurance and research and development personnel.

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