Dry Bean Industry Leader Passes

James Enger, 68, passed away February 14. Enger began working in the dry bean industry in 1972 when he helped build the E.H. Walrath and Sons plant in Northwood, North Dakota. In addition to that plant, Enger took over management of Northland Marketing in McCanna, North Dakota in 1985 and purchased the facility with Pat King in 1988. Enger also managed Kelley Bean in Hatton and Engstrom Bean and Seed in Leeds before retiring in 2019.