2016 NSRL INTSOY Short Course

Processing and Marketing Soybeans for Meat, Dairy, Baking and Snack Applications.

There will not be a 2016 NSRL INTSOY course as NSRL considers ways to improve this long standing successful soy foods training and outreach event. 

The 2015 NSRL INTSOY course was held May 31-June 5, 2015. Watch for upcoming news about the 2016 course in coming weeks. 

About the Course

NSRL INTSOY is held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This intensive, five-day course is designed for technical, plant management, marketing, quality control, and research personnel interested in promoting private sector expansion of soybean foods in the international market. Participants will receive training in soybean processing and utilization at the NSRL INTSOY facilities and lectures will be held in the National Soybean Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois.

brief overview of the course  

Why Attend?

By attending, you will have the opportunity to: network and meet with many soy food companies (see list of speakers) and gain practical information on soy processing (extrusion, texturizing, soy milk, dairy analogs) and hot topics (biodiesel, aquaculture, biotechnology). The course manual will serve as a resource for you and your colleagues, and you will interact with University of Illinois faculty involved with soybean research.


As an international center of excellence in soybean research NSRL INTSOY is dedicated to the development of processing and utilization technologies. The NSRL INTSOY staff draws on years of international experience and is supported by outstanding faculty and research scientists. It is equipped with state of the art pilot plants, test kitchens and consumer testing labs. In addition, faculty and research scientists from other universities and major global businesses representing a variety of disciplines will be presenting.

If You Go

Transportation will be provided by the University of Illinois for all Course-related functions, and provided by the hotel for other activities. 

Course dress code: Business casual. Dress in cool, comfortable clothing as the weather will be very warm. Portraits will be taken at the Course Registration on Sunday evening at the Homewood Suites Hotel. Feel free to wear more formal attire for this event if you wish.  

Weather: The Midwest in general is very warm in June. In East Central Illinois, temperatures will rise to an average high of 82° F (27° C) during the day and will drop to an average 60° F (15° C) during the evening. Plan to bring cool, comfortable clothing.

 Contact Julie Hafermann for more details.