Grain Industry Emerging Leader Program

The North Dakota Grain Dealers Association is excited to announce a premier leadership program. NDGDA has partnered with the Northern Crops Institute (NCI) to bring you leadership training specifically tailored to the grain industry. The mission of the course is to prepare current grain industry personnel to transition to a managerial/leadership role. The course consists of two parts with participants having the flexibility to attend either part or both.

Part 2: Management vs. Leadership

This course will cover and compare management vs. leadership strategies as they apply to grain elevator management.


  • Understand financial statements and how they interact to evaluate your business performance
  • Learn human resources and team management strategies
  • Hear from industry professionals about their experiences in strategic finance
  • Think about long term strategic planning for your business

Who Should Attend

This course will focus on the leadership aspects of a commercial grain business from CEO/GM perspective. This course is designed for current grain elevator/industry personnel looking to improve their communication and strategic thinking skills and to understand the mechanics of the top leadership role.

Course Dates: June 29 - July 1, 2021

Special Rates available for Association members and for early registration. Space for this program is limited to don't delay. Register here.