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Pasta Production and Technology Course

Pasta Production and Technology Course
April 30-May 2, 2019
Northern Crops Institute
Fargo, North Dakota, USA

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, April 8th, 2019


Course Overview

This course introduces participants to the fundamental and applied aspects of pasta production and quality through lectures, laboratory demonstrations and hands-on processing in NCI’s pilot-scale pasta processing laboratory. Grain and ingredient quality, specifications and processing variables and their impact on final pasta product quality are presented in detail.  The course focuses primarily on traditional dry durum-based pasta; however, non-traditional ingredients and fresh pasta are also covered through lectures and demonstrations. 


  • Learn from industry professionals about the fundamentals of pasta production, quality assurance, die manufacturing and maintenance

  • Gain important understanding of ingredient quality and how it impacts pasta processing and quality

  • Learn how to evaluate the quality of durum wheat, semolina, and pasta

  • Participate in the hands-on processing of pasta in NCI’s pilot-scale processing laboratory

  • Experience the commercial production of pasta with a field-trip to a state-of-the-art pasta manufacturing plant

Who Should Attend:

Managers, supervisors, technicians and others responsible for plant production, maintenance, production development, quality assurance, and sales of high quality pasta products. 


Registration Fee is $975.00.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE is Monday, April 8th, 2019

For your course fee, you will receive access to materials from lectures and laboratory demonstrations. Lunches will be provided, as will refreshments during scheduled breaks. Hotel rooms and other meals ARE NOT included.

Cancellations received after Monday, April 8th, 2019, will be assessed a 10% service fee.

To pay by credit card or with an electronic check for the course, register below:

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.


A reduced registration fee of $900 per person is available to groups of three or more from the same company.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This course will be held as scheduled, as the minimum number of participants have registered.  Please arrange for your travel to Fargo and see the “HOTEL INFORMATION” section below. Enroll early. This course is limited to a maximum of 35 participants.


Daily complimentary transportation will be provided between Northern Crops Institute and the Radisson Hotel Fargo. Parking is also available in the NCI and T-2 lots on the NDSU Campus. A map of these two lots can be found here. Please request a parking pass when arriving at NCI. Parking is also available at the Radisson Hotel Fargo parking ramp for a daily charge of $7.00.


Northern Crops Institute has reserved a block of rooms at the Radisson Hotel Fargo. Make your reservation via the link below, or call the hotel directly. The room block closes on Monday, April 8, 2019. Reservations made after April 8 are subject to availability and price increase. Please note that hotel rooms ARE NOT included in the course registration fee.

Radisson Hotel Fargo
201 Fifth Street North, Fargo, ND 58102
Phone: (701) 232-7363
Single Room Rate: $106.00 + 10.5% tax/night

Anyone qualifying for state rate may show their credentials upon check-in and have their rate reduced to $84.60 + taxes/night.


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


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).