A portion of this year’s dry bean crop remains in North Dakota and Minnesota fields. Before the snow and rain, Northarvest Bean Growers Association President David Dickson says the crop was generally meeting yield expectations. Get the details in this week’s Dry Bean Scene, made possible in part by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.
The Northarvest Bean Growers Association has elected a new slate of Board of Director officers, as well as U.S. Dry Bean Council directors.
David Dickson of Gilby, North Dakota is the new Northarvest president. Previously, Dickson served as vice president, and also serves on the promotion, legislative, search, scholarship and communication committees. Dickson was first elected to the board in 2013.
Elected as vice president is Thomas Arnold of Appleton, Minnesota. Arnold serves on the Northarvest legislative, research and crop insurance committees. He was first elected to the board in 2014.
Eric Samuelson of Crookston, Minnesota was elected was the Northarvest treasurer. Samuelson was first elected to the board in 2015 and serves on the legislative and crop insurance committees.
Serving as the USDBC director is Kevin Regan of Webster, North Dakota. Regan was first elected in 2015, and with this assignment will represent the two-state region of Northarvest.
Roger Carignan of Cavalier, North Dakota is the USDBC alternate director, representing the two-state region of Northarvest. Carignan is currently the vice chair of the North Dakota Dry Bean Council and was first elected to the Council in 2013.
The Northarvest Bean Growers Association (NBCA) has announced district director election results. District directors elected include:
District 2: David Dickson of Gilby, ND raises pinto and black beans, wheat, soybeans and sugar beets. David is active on the NBGA as vice president. He also serves on the promotion, legislative, search, scholarship and communication committees.
District 5: Joe Mauch of Hankinson, ND raises navy beans, soybeans, corn and sugar beets. Joe is active as a director on NBGA, U.S. Dry Bean Council delegate for Northarvest, Richland County Corn Growers Utilization Committee and Northwestern Farm Management.
District 8: Cordell Huebsch of New York Mills, MN raises dark red kidney beans, corn, strawberries, raspberries and pumpkins. Cordell is active on the Central Minnesota Irrigation Corporation, Irrigators Association of Minnesota, Farm Bureau and Minnesota Agriculture & Rural Leadership.
Northarvest Bean Grower – Our Mission:
NHBGA, growers representing growers through the check-off system, is North America’s largest supplier of quality dry beans. Working together to better the industry through promotion, research, market development, education of consumers and monitoring of governmental policy. Our future goals must be continued market exposure and careful monitoring of new ideas, consumer choices, and producer needs.
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