Northern Crops Institute

IP/Food Grade Soybean Procurement Course

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IP/Food Grade Soybean Procurement Course

Course Details:

Dates: June 17-21, 2023
Northern Crops Institute
Registration Fee:
Registration Deadline:
May 20, 2024

Course Overview:

The NCI Food Grade Soybean Procurement Course focuses on the many aspects of sourcing and purchasing high quality, identity preserved (IP) soybeans for food products, such as tofu, soymilk, miso, natto, tempeh, high protein beverages, desserts and many others. Procurement of food grade soybeans from the U.S. is significantly different from the procurement of bulk commodity soybeans. This course provides training on the important steps in the origination and contracting process. U.S. food grade Soybeans are typically purchased under contract from regional companies that specialize on supplying high quality, IP soybeans, and are shipped to food companies around the around the world in shipping containers, in 25 kg paper bags, one-ton super-sacks or bulk filled directly into a container. The participants will visit family farms to see food grade soybeans growing in the fields, as well as tour processing and packaging facilities. The course includes lectures from university professors and commodity traders on the contracting process and the risk management tools available to buyers of food grade soybeans. This is an in-person course conducted at the NCI facilities in Fargo, North Dakota, USA.


  • Learn from experts from both academic and professional traders on how to source, contract and procure food grade soybeans
  • Visit farms that produce food grade soybeans and see the young 2024 crop as it is growing in the field, and talk with farmers about all they do to produce and market their crops.
  • Tour processing companies to see how the soybeans are received from the farms, tested for quality, cleaned, packaged, stored and shipped to international customers.

Who Should Attend:

This course is designed for processors of soy food products that want to learn about identity preserved, food grade soybeans, and how to purchase high-quality soybeans to ensure a consistent supply of high quality food grade soybeans for their manufacturing facilities.

How Do I Register?

Registration Fee: $1,900.00
Registration Deadline: May 20, 2024

Click on the “Enroll” button to pay by credit card. For alternate methods of payment, contact

Important Note

This course is limited to a maximum of 32 participants, so enroll early.

Included in the registration fee are course materials, lunches and refreshments during the course, and one evening dinner banquet.

Airfare, hotel rooms and other meals are not included.

Hotel Information:

NCI will reserve hotel rooms for all participants at the various locations during the course. After registering, an email will be sent to you with more information. Hotel rooms costs are not included in the course registration fee.


Transportation between the airports and hotels will be arranged by NCI, with more information provided prior to the start of the course.

NCI will provide daily transportation during the course.

Cancellation Policies:

Requests to cancel a registration must be received on or before May 6, 2024 to receive a full refund. Requests to cancel a registration after that date will receive credit for a future NCI course that is good for 1 year. If NCI is forced to cancel this course, all registered participants will be immediately contacted, and each will receive a full refund within 10 business days. Substitutions may be made up to 7 days before the course begins. To read our full Event Refund & Cancellation Policy, click here.

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