IGP–KSU Grain Export Supply Chain Expedition

Course Description

This experiential course will provide participants with a first-hand look at the U.S. export supply chain and its components. The course will be delivered on location across the U.S. grain and agricultural commodity supply chain. The expedition will commence in Chicago, Illinois, and conclude at an export location in New Orleans, Lousiana. Domestic accommodation, transportation, and course materials will be provided to participants.

The course will discuss and visit components of the U.S. export supply chain:

  • U.S. Grain and Oilseed Farmers and Producers
  • The Country Elevator and Warehouse, the first point of origin
  • Rail and River Terminal Handling Facilities
  • Mississippi and Illinois River Transportation and Lock and Dams
  • Inter-Modal and Container Loading Facilities
  • Road, Rail, and Barge Transportation
  • Export Facilities
  • Discussion of Ocean Freight and Transportation

Who Should Attend

This course is especially useful to individuals in public and private companies, both domestic and international, responsible for sales and marketing agricultural commodities, products, goods, and services.

Registration Information

Dates: 2024 Dates to be Determined
Course Fee: $5,500


The IGP Institute reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses if minimum enrollment numbers are not met. If a course is canceled, participants will be refunded 100% of their tuition. If a course is rescheduled, participants will have the opportunity to have 100% of their registration fees applied to the rescheduled course or receive a full refund.

Participants who wish to cancel or transfer their registration to another employee can do so for a $100 processing fee as long as notice is received at least fifteen days prior to the course start date. Refund requests made fourteen days or less before a course start date will be not be refunded.