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Northarvest Announces 2020 District Director Election Results

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.

Northarvest Elects New Slate of Officers

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.