We at NIOP hope you are doing well in these strange times!
Here is a quick update (and ask for your support) related to the Introduction of Oilseed Industry Training (OIT). You may recall that back in March we shifted the date of our annual, members only education program from May to September due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Recently, NIOP’s Education Committee met to review the plans and decided to go virtual with this year’s OIT. This was a difficult decision for us, especially because face-to-face networking and relationship building are so important to this program. Nonetheless, safety and travel concerns aren’t likely to lift anytime soon, so we all felt that this was the right call for 2020.
While we don’t yet have all the answers to the logistics and technology questions needed to make this a success, we do hope to preserve the “live event” energy associated with our program.
More information will be forthcoming soon on the details.