NIOP’s 2020 Introduction to the Oilseed Industry Training Course offered Virtually

The NIOP’s Education Committee has 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.


The Education Committee and instructors are making a special effort to preserve the “live-event” feel of OIT by use of livestreaming technology that includes a split screen with the speakers and his/her slides.


There are no plans for recording the event.


afternoon of September 29th 

afternoon of September 30th  

NIOP Member Registration Fee for the Virtual Event: $100 per member

Please note that registration is limited to three attendees per member company, and course registration fees will be waived for new NIOP member companies’ attendees who have registered prior to the class limit being met.

The registration fee covers all course materials and a complimentary copy of the NIOP Trading Rules.


Dennis Strayer, retired from Bunge

Courtney Lawrenson from Ag Processing, Inc.

Brian Shultz from MPB Commodities Brokerage Inc.

Will Swanson from Cargill, Inc.

Derrick Augspurger from Bunge

Jonathan Gilbert or Dave Tillman from Stratas Foods, Inc.