Refresh your expertise and be exposed to existing and new technology.
Two days to two weeks in length.
Lectures, case histories, laboratory demonstrations and tours.
Experts from industry, government and universities serve as guest lecturers.
Customized programs available upon request.
2019 NCI EDUCATIONAL COURSES
Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course
Pasta Production and Technology
April 30-May 2
Baking with Hard Red Spring Wheat
Soy Based Texturized Protein and Meat Analog
High Oleic Soybean Oil: Uses and Benefits (closed)
Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course - PCQI Training (Brookings, SD)
Preventive Controls for Human Food Course - PCQI Training
Barley to Beer: A Field Perspective Course
Baking with Whole Wheat & Whole Grains
July 30-August 2
Contracting for Wheat Value (closed)
Grain Procurement Management for Importers
Barley and Malt Quality: A Field to Brewhouse Perspective
September 30-October 3
Soybean Procurement Management for Importers
Courses marked (closed) have restricted enrollment. More courses may be added throughout the year. Please check back for course updates.
The Preventive Controls for Human Food course is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for consumption in the United States.
The Barley to Beer: A Field Perspective course provides participants with information on how to successfully grow high quality malting barley, as well a basic understanding of the malting process and the brewing of beer, through lectures and tours – including a trip to a farm to see actual barley fields and meet with the producers growing them.
The Baking with Whole Wheat and Whole Grains course provides participants with the opportunity to learn about the utilization of whole wheat flour made from Hard Red Spring wheat, and how to incorporate other whole grain ingredients into wheat-based products. The course includes lectures, laboratory demonstrations and hands-on baking in NCI’s in-house baking laboratory.
The NCI-INTSOY course will provide an overview of many aspects of the soy industry. The course will explore new ideas for soy-based foods and snack foods, soy as a supplement to fortify foods, soy as animal nutrition, and an overview of soy production in the U.S.
This eight-day course focuses on the mechanics of grain merchandising, and is designed to educate individuals who are responsible for purchasing grain. The course provides an overview of the U.S. grain handling and marketing system and the risk management tools available to assists buyers in purchasing U.S. grain that meets their quality needs at the best value.
The Barley and Malt Quality: A Field to Brewhouse Perspective course was developed to provide an intensive overview of the many factors impacting barley and malt quality from the field to the Brewhouse. Lectures, discussion sessions and participatory laboratory demonstrations will provide participants with the knowledge to understand malt processing and to effectively interpret barley and malt analyses. This in an excellent opportunity to learn from a group of internationally recognized experts assembled from industry, academics and government.
This three (3) track course focuses on the mechanics of merchandising, and is designed to educate individuals who are responsible for purchasing soybeans. Academic and commodity trade authorities lecture on cash and futures markets, and grain merchandisers guide you through the full complexity of the international grain markets. The course provides an overview of the U.S. grain handling and marketing system and the risk management tools available to assists buyers in purchasing U.S. soybeans that meet their quality needs at the best value.