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

The NIOP’s Education Committee produced a virtual OIT in October.  The class sold out with 25 attendees.  Thank you to the following companies for sharing the OIT with their teams.


Ag Processing

Agri Trading

Agrimin Control International Pte. Ltd.


Bridgewell Agribusiness LLC


Cargill Inc.

Clasen Quality Chocolate

CMC Foods, Inc.

Foresta Foods, Inc.

Fuji Vegetable Oil, Inc.

Stone X Group

PYCO Industries, Inc.

Renewable Energy Group (REG)

Stratas Foods, LLC

Virtex Grain Exchange Ltd.


The Education Committee and instructors made a special effort to preserve the “live-event” feel of OIT.  While everyone missed being in person, the feedback after the event was very positive.


In fact, here’s what Jose Roberto Montenegro, President of the Tropical Oil Division of AgroAmerica, had to say:

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.

DATES for 2021 OIT

Tuesday, May 18th 

Wednesday, May 19th 

NIOP Member Registration Fee for the In Person Event: $200 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, breakfast foods, lunch and a complimentary copy of the NIOP Trading Rules.

Thank you 2020 OIT SPEAKERS

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.