Northern Crops Institute is excited to host a new nation—Haiti—bringing NCI’s total visiting country count to 131 nations that have come to NCI for education and technical services since its beginning in 1983. The grain buyer from Haiti joins fifteen other grain buyers who are learning how to make more effective purchases while decreasing their risk as they attend the 2013 Grain Procurement Management for Importers short course at NCI. The course runs from September 16-25. In addition to Haiti, course participants are from Austria, Brazil, China, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, USA, and Vietnam. John Crabtree, NCI Assistant Director, coordinates the course. U.S. Wheat Associates is sponsoring several participants in this course.