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Don’t miss the U.S.’s largest annual Dry Bean conference – Bean Day – Friday, January 19th at the Holiday Inn of Fargo!

Every year, Bean Day is the single best way to learn about happenings in the bean market, catch up on the latest dry bean research, meet your fellow growers, connect with dealers & buyers, and talk with dozens of industry exhibitors about how you can enhance your farming operation and improve your bottom line.

Last year, more than 300 guests joined us in person (and hundreds watched online) for a great day of programming, exhibitors, conversation, and complimentary lunch – NBGA hopes to see you there!

If you would like to exhibit at or become a Bean Day 2024 sponsor, please email jed@northarvestbean.org for information. (and hurry – only a few booth spaces still available!)

Bean Day 2024 Timeline

  • Thursday, January 18th:
    • 1:30 a.m. — Vendor set-up begins
    • 5:00 p.m. — Pre-Bean Day Social Begins
    • 8:00 p.m. — Social Concludes, door are locked.
  • Friday, January 19th:
    • 8:00 a.m. Bean Day Trade Show doors open to the public

Bean Day 2024 Programming Schedule

9:00 – 9:15      Welcome from NBGA President Eric Jorgenson/Agenda Review

9:15 – 10:00    Highlighted Speaker:  Paul Scheetz – Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) – Director of Climate Smart Ag Origination

10:00 -10:30     Sustainability in the Marketplace-Set the Standard:

  • Chris Wiegert – Healthy Food Ingredients – Chief Soil Health & Sustainability Officer
  • Steve Savell – Bush Brothers and Company – Director of External Affairs & Sustainability
  • Charles Wachsmuth – Chippewa Valley Bean Company – Vice President of Sustainability/Sales & Marketing
  • Facilitator: Kayla Ver Helst – Bank of North Dakota – Chief Sustainability Officer

10:30 – NOON      Dry Bean Management-Minnesota Report (University of Minnesota)

  • Paulo Pagliari – University of Minnesota – Bacterial Seed Inoculation to Improve Nitrogen Uptake for Black Beans
  • Tom Peters – University of Minnesota – Desiccant for Dry Beans Carryover in Soil
  • Ashok Chanda – University of Minnesota – Dry Bean Response to drainage and fungicide treatment
  • Dan Kaiser – University of Minnesota – Nitrogen Guidelines for Dry Beans
  • Facilitator:  Kendall Nichols – ND Soybean Growers Council – Retired Research Director

12:00-1:00           Lunch

                                  

1:00 – 1:15        Association Business, NBGA President

1:15 – 1:45        Highlighted Speaker:  Juan Osorno – NDSU – Dry Bean Breeder

1:45 – 3:15        Dry Bean Management-North Dakota Report (North Dakota State University)

  • Michael Wunsch (Plant Pathologist – White Mold) – Improving White Mold Management in Dry Beans
  • Malaika Ebert (Pulse Crop Pathologist – Dry Bean Disease Management) – Survey & Bacterial Dry Bean Disease Management
  • Joe Ikley (Extension Weed Specialist – Weed Management) – The Impact of Ground Rolling on Weed Control
  • Greg Endres (Cropping Systems Specialist – Plant Establishment Management) – Plant Establishment Factors & Nutrition
  • Facilitator: Kendall Nichols – ND Soybean Growers Council  – Retired Research Director

3:15 – 3:45         Highlighted Speaker:  Frayne Olson – NDSU – Crops Economist

3:45 – 4:00         Closing remarks, Mitch Coulter – Northarvest Bean Growers Association –  Executive Director

Can’t make it to Bean Day in person?
Watch the live stream on January 19th!

Miss Bean Day 2023? Watch all the sessions at the youtube link below!

The Northarvest Bean Growers Association annual Bean Day is back – in person!

Join us for the 47th annual Bean Day on  Friday, January 21st in Fargo at the Holiday Inn, 3803 13th Avenue S Fargo, ND 58103.

To join virtually – click here  Use the password: beanday (one word) to log in.

You must use the word beanday to log on.

Click here for Bean Day Schedule (subject to change)

BEAN DAY 2022

  • Friday, January 21 – 8:30 a.m. Bean Day Trade Show doors open to the public
  • Friday, January 21 – 9:15 a.m. Bean Day Programming Begins
  • Friday, January 21 – 3:30 p.m. Bean Day Concludes (approximately)

Bean Day was held January 16 & 17, 2020 at the Holiday Inn in Fargo. The 2020 Bean Day presentations are found below.

The 2019 Bean Day presentations are found below.

Chippewa Valley Bean LRK/DRK Market preview
Chippewa Valley Bean LRK/DRK Market
Cindy Brown, Chippewa Valley Bean (1.2 MB)
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Dry Bean Agronomy Research in Manitoba preview
Dry Bean Agronomy Research in Manitoba
Kristen MacMillan, University of Manitoba (10.4 MB)
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NDSU Dry Bean Breeding Update preview
NDSU Dry Bean Breeding Update
Juan Osorno, NDSU (8.2 MB)
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Opportunities & Outlook for Local Crops preview
Opportunities & Outlook for Local Crops
Frayne Olson, NDSU Extension (5.6 MB)
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Optimizing Fungicide Applications for Improved Management of White Mold in Dry Beans preview
Optimizing Fungicide Applications for Improved Management of White Mold in Dry Beans
Michael Wunsch, NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center (79.0 MB)
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Regional Consumption Trends - Packaging Perspective preview
Regional Consumption Trends - Packaging Perspective
Chris Gross, Trinidad Benham Corporation (1.0 MB)
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Research Update on Bean Plant Establishment: Three Rs preview
Research Update on Bean Plant Establishment: Three Rs
Greg Endres, NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center (3.9 MB)
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The Latest on Diseases preview
The Latest on Diseases
Julie Pasche, NDSU (16.3 MB)
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Turning Challenges into Opportunities preview
Turning Challenges into Opportunities
Rebecca Bratter, US Dry Bean Council (2.2 MB)
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