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August 20-25, 2018
Northern Crops Institute
Fargo, North Dakota, USA

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, July 16, 2018 (Closed)

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


  • 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.


  • New frontiers in soy
  • Soy beverage boosters
  • Protein power using soy
  • Soy functional facts
  • Traditional soy foods
  • Soy by-product applications in animal feed


  • 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


  • 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


The course will begin and end in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Please make travel arrangements accordingly.

Detailed agenda will be forthcoming.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Enroll early. This course is limited to 25 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 Friday, June 29, 2018. AFTER this date, registration fee is $1,300.00.

Cancellations received after MONDAY, JULY 16, 2018, 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 FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2018, 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 the course is confirmed and you have made your travel arrangements, please email your itinerary to Linda Briggs at 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.

Country Inn and Suites by Carlson - Mall of America
2221 Killebrew Dr., Bloomington, Minnesota 55425
Phone: (952) 854-5555
Single Room Rate: $154 + 14.6% tax/night

Holiday Inn
3803 13th Avenue South, Fargo, North Dakota 58103
Phone: (877) 282-2700
Single Room Rate: $101 + 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: $119 + 10.7% 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

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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