The Northern Crops Institute (NCI) recently held a brand-new course educating participants on the uses and benefits of high oleic soybean oil. The High Oleic Soybean Oil: Uses and Benefits course was a two-day course which ran from June 12th to 13th. During the course, participants heard from various speakers, received hands-on experience, and sampled foods made with high oleic soybean oil.Read More
The Northern Crops Institute (NCI) and World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH), held a one-day seminar in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on May 20, 2019. The course highlighted the basics of buying feed ingredients from the United States, working with suppliers, managing quality, and how to manage the price risk on commodities, with special emphasis on soybean meal.Read More
The Northern Crops Institute (NCI) hosted 14 participants from six different countries for the Soy Based Texturized Protein and Meat Analog Course. The four-day course ran from May 21st through the 24th, during which participants heard from various speakers, received hands-on experience, and sampled several soy-based products.Read More
The Northern Crops Institute hosted a Pasta Production and Technology Course on April 30-May 2, 2019. This course introduced 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.Read More
The Northern Crops Institute (NCI) recently hired Grant Christian for communications and marketing manager. In his new role, Grant will use his background in marketing to manage communications and marketing efforts to support NCI’s mission of promoting northern-grown crops through its worldwide educational programming and technical support activities.Read More
On December 5th, 2018, The Northern Crops Institute (NCI) hosted the ND Wheat Commission’s County Representatives; providing tours of NCI’s laboratories and pilot-scale processing facilities.Read More
As a partner, parent or community member, daily life in the agricultural community can be challenging. At the same time, we are faced with trade wars, late harvest and challenging financial situations. Such circumstances can be highly stressful and create weariness. To help navigate these trying times, the Northern Crops Institute (NCI) is pleased to host Dennis Hoiberg.Read More
The Northern Crops Institute (NCI) recently hired Jena Bjertness for program manager. In her new role, Jena will use her background in animal science to provide organization and leadership in the development of educational programs to promote northern grown crops to global grain buyers and food processors.Read More
The Northern Crops Institute (NCI) recently hired Brian Sorenson for program manager. In his new role, Brian will use his background in cereal chemistry, grain milling and grain quality to provide organization and leadership in the development of educational programs to promote northern grown crops to global grain buyers and food processors.Read More
The Northern Crops Institute (NCI) and Northern Food Grade Soybean Association (NFGSA) hosted eight participants from China, India, Myanmar, South Korea and Thailand for the Food Grade Soybean Procurement Management For Importers course.Read More
On April 17-19, 2018, NCI welcomed participants attending the Pasta Production and Technology Course. We had a near record number of participants for this course at 32! Countries represented were Canada, Ecuador and U.S.
Northern Crops Institute's staff, Northern Crops Council and Northern Crops Institute Advisory Board would like to offer its condolences to former Governor George Sinner's family due to his recent passing. George Sinner was instrumental in creating the Northern Crops Institute and fully believed and promoted its mission, "to support regional agriculture and value added processing by conducting educational and technical programs that expand and maintain domestic and international markets for northern grown crops." During the 20th Anniversary of Northern Crops Institute (2003), George Sinner, who was also the first chairperson, wrote an article for the 20th anniversary celebration book.Read More
The Northern Crops Institute (NCI) has hired Mark Jirik as director. Jirik replaces Mark Weber, who is retiring from NCI in December 2017, and has served as director for six years. To view the entire news release, click here.