Moving Oilseed Products Forward

The National Institute of Oilseed Products is an international trade association with the principal objective of promoting the general business welfare of persons, firms and corporations engaged in the buying, selling, processing, shipping, storage and use of vegetable oils and raw materials.

Join the growing global reach of the oilseed industry.

For over 80 years, NIOP has served the needs of its international membership representing a variety of trades. The list includes importers and exporters, samplers and weighers, transportation operators, brokers, testing laboratories, storage tank operators, processors, refiners, food manufacturers, insurance companies, soap and cosmetic firms and coconut and palm plantation operators. Approximately 130 member firms in 15 countries support NIOP with their membership.

Member Benefits

Annual Convention
Network & Succeed.

Network with industry professionals and discover where the Oilseed Industry is heading at the NIOP Annual Convention.

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Introduction to the
Oilseed Industry

Learn about the major industrial players and protocols for the Oilseeds Industry.

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NIOP Scholarship Fund
Supporting Our Future

The Albert F. Mogerley Scholarship Program supports students seeking degrees fields related to oilseeds.

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Member Organizations
Working Together.

Our organizations are the lifeblood of the Oilseed Industry. Learn who we are and what makes NIOP unique.

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New * NIOP Members Only * Free of Charge * Limited # of Attendees

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NEW FOR NIOP MEMBERS ONLY January 26th 12 pm – 12:30 EST Bite-Sized Webinar   NIOP has teamed up with The Jacobsen to provide a new member benefit.     Check out our first team effort on January 26th at 12 pm – 12:30 EST. This “bite-sized” webinar is available as a free, lunch-and-learn for NIOP members only.  Jacobsen Senior Analyst, John Cusick will review the demand placed on vegetable oils per the surge in forecasted biomass-based diesel expansion efforts.  …

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Expand Your Professional Network

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Membership in the NIOP affords you opportunities to connect with other industry professionals.  Bring awareness to your company and learn what your peers are doing at events that include membership meetings, business and after hours mixers and the annual convention. “One of the biggest frustrations for folks is that as they attend virtual meetings, even if they get the education they are looking for, they’re not getting what they perceive to be extremely valuable: contacts and connections that build and…

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A Member Says It Best!

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Just before yearend, the NIOP staff received a phone call to let us know that Columbus Vegetable Oils would sponsor lunch on both Monday and Tuesday at the 2021 Convention.  This sponsorship was unexpected since the company had already signed up for a golf hole sponsorship. During a recent Convention Committee meeting, Chairman Liam Rogers asked his committee to help share the need and opportunity to be a sponsor of the 2021 Convention even if a member’s company was unable to attend due to travel restrictions….

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Arizona’s Open Spaces Offer Safer Spaces for the 2021 NIOP Convention

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Sweeping vistas framed by spectacular mountain ranges. More than 325 days of sunshine each year. Outdoor sightseeing galore, spacious indoor and outdoor venues for hosting safe, social distanced meetings and events. There’s no better place to spread out — than the 2021 NIOP Convention to be held in Tucson, Arizona.  (Picture above NIOP’s 2021 host hotel:  the JW Marriott Starr Pass, Tucson, AZ.) Thanks to near perfect weather, being outdoors is the norm. In fact, the majority of Arizona’s hotels…

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“"Being included in the NIOP organization has been beyond mine and Columbus' dreams. Just being a part of an organization that unifies and supports the industry we are all in, validates what we have been working so hard and long for. I mean this has been a very long road! We are excited as you are to be part of NIOP."”

Paulette Gagliardo, President, Columbus Vegetable Oils

“The NIOP's 2020 Introduction to the Oilseed Industry Training was well set up, despite being virtual due to the current circumstances. It was complete, straightforward to understand and the level of knowledge of the presenters was very high.

I highly recommend it to anyone in the industry, especially to my colleagues from Latin America, who are waiting for upskilling in this work area and easily understand the US's oilseed industry”.

Jose Roberto Montenegro, President, Tropical Oil Division, AgroAmerica

“NIOP provides a platform for all edible fats & oil industry players to assemble together to network, build relationships, execute business and learn about industry trends. The conference is always diverse in the attendee base, as far upstream as producers to downstream as consumers, which adds to the breadth and depth of quality provided.”

Sandra Hulm, Conagra Brands

NIOP, since my first conference in the early 70's, has always been a source of information and knowledge. There are many attending with a wealth of knowledge. I always leave these meetings with a new bit of information, and nowhere else will you find it!

Claude Jones, Francis-Mustoe & Company