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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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Industry Jobs and Career Opportunities

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NIOP wants to help its members . . . when looking for new employees or when you have a job to be posted and shared. Help us “name” this new feature. Submit suggestions to Also, note: our first job opportunity has been posted on the website. Thank you Conagra for using your NIOP membership!

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More than 50 Years of Membership & 20 Years of Leadership . . . Claude Jones Retires from NIOP Service

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NIOP’s May 20th Board of Directors meeting marked the end of board service for a very dedicated individual – Claude Jones.   NIOP President Glenn Ginalick shared the following comments from an email exchange with Jones as he acknowledged that the May board meeting would be his last.   The old saying that all good things come to end is appropriate.    My first NIOP meeting was in the early 1970’s when Walter Johann from Procter and Gamble took this newbie in…

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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