Seventeen grain buyers from Honduras, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Trinidad, and USA are attending the Advanced Grain Procurement Strategies Short Course at Northern Crops Institute (NCI) in Fargo, N.D. Eleven participants are sponsored by U.S. Wheat Associates. The course, which runs from May 14-18, is designed for global grain buyers who want to gain a competitive edge in grain marketing decisions to better manage price and quality risks. Trading and tendering games, case studies involving real world situations, and panel discussions give participants practical experience in applying what they have learned. The group also tours the Alton Grain Terminal, Hillsboro, N.D., to learn how their shuttle train facility operates.