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Grain Industry Emerging Leader Program


Grain Industry Emerging Leader Program

Part #1: December 17-19, 2019
Part #2: March 25-27, 2020
Northern Crops Institute | Fargo, North Dakota, USA

Program Overview

This program is divided into two (2) parts. As an participant, you can attend part 1, part 2 or both. The mission of this program is to prepare current grain elevator employees to transition to managerial roles.

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PART 1: MERCHANDISING TO LEADERSHIP

This course will provide an overview of grain merchandising as it applies to grain elevator management.

Objectives

  • Understand the cash and futures markets

  • Learn merchandising strategies

  • Hear from industry professionals about their experiences in grain trading

  • Learn about transportation and logistics of grain handling and shipping

Who Should Attend

This course will be available for current grain elevator staff looking to expand their skill-set in a managerial area, in this case specifically in grain merchandising.

PART 2: MANAGEMENT VS. LEADERSHIP

This course will cover and compare management vs. leadership strategies as they apply to grain elevator management.

Objectives

  • Understand financial statements and how they interact to evaluate your business performance

  • Learn human resources and team management strategies

  • Hear from industry professionals about their experiences in strategic finance

  • Think about long term strategic planning for your business

Who Should Attend

This course will be available for current grain elevator staff looking to expand their skill-set in a managerial area, in this case specifically in grain merchandising.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES

Part 1

Friday, November 1st, 2019 | Early Registration

  • Register by this date and use code 10NCIOFF at checkout for 10% off rates below

Friday, November 15th, 2019 | Final Registration

Part 2

Friday, February 7th, 2020 | Early Registration

  • Register by this date and use code 10NCIDISC at checkout for 10% off rates below

Friday, February 21st, 2020 | Final Registration

Parts 1 & 2

Friday, November 1st, 2019 | Early Registration

  • Register by this date and use code 10NCIOFF at checkout for 10% off rates below

Friday, November 15th, 2019 | Final Registration

Should you request to cancel your registration prior to the registration deadline, NCI will provide a refund, less a 10% processing charge. Cancellation requests received after the registration deadline will not be eligible for a refund.

If NCI is forced to cancel this course due to insufficient number of participants, dangerous weather or other circumstances, we will immediately notify all registrants and provide a full refund within 10 business days.

Substitutions for registered participants are allowed if NCI is notified three days prior to the start of the course.

REGISTRATION

For North Dakota Grain Dealers Association, South Dakota Grain & Feed Association, and Minnesota Grain & Feed Association Members, click the links below:

For Non-Members, click the links below:

For your course fee, you will also receive access to a Google drive containing materials from lectures and laboratory demonstrations. Refreshments during scheduled breaks and lunches are included, along with one evening dinner banquet. Hotel rooms and other meals ARE NOT included.

To pay by check, 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.

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

HOTEL INFORMATION

Northern Crops Institute has reserved a block of rooms for the travel associated with this course. Make your reservation via the link below, or call the hotel directly. The room blocks close on Monday, November 18, 2019. Please note that hotel rooms ARE NOT included in the course registration fee.

Expressway Suites Fargo
4303 17th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103
Phone: (701) 232-7363
Single Room Rate: $65.95 + 10.5% 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).