The Northarvest Bean Growers Association board of directors certified the mail ballot election results at the board meeting held prior to the 45th Annual Bean Day in Fargo. Northarvest district directors elected include:
District 3: Eric Jorgenson of Leeds, ND. The farm raises barley, spring wheat, pinto bean, soybean and corn. Eric is active as a Director on the Northarvest Bean Growers Association and serves on the Research, Communication and Scholarship committees. He also serves on the Farmers Union board, NDSU Extension and Board of Visitors member. Eric looks forward to working to establish markets and helping growers with better ways of producing and growing beans.
District 6: Justin Retterath of Washburn, ND. The farm raises dry beans, corn, soybean, spring wheat, alfalfa and black Angus cattle. Justin is active as a Director on Northarvest Bean Growers Association and serves on the Legislative, Promotion and Policy & Nominating committees. He also serves on ND Stockmen’s Association and ND Cutting Horse Association. Justin enjoys being on the board and helping promote the dry bean industry in our country.
District 9: Thomas Arnold of Appleton, MN. The farm raises black beans, soybeans, corn, wheat and sugarbeets. Thomas is active on the Northarvest Bean Growers Association as Vice President and serves on the Research, Legislative, Crop Insurance and the Search committees. He also serves on the Southern MN Beet Sugar Cooperative and the Western Consolidate Cooperative. Thomas enjoys serving on the board and promoting the use of dry beans, research, monitoring crop insurance coverage and being heard politically for the good of the dry bean industry.