ND and MN Dry Bean Council, Northarvest Special Election Results

The Northarvest Bean Growers Association held a special election for District 9 in March.  The mail ballots certified election results show Jeff Kosek of Brownton, Minnesota will complete the incumbent’s two-year term.

Kosek raises corn, kidney beans, black beans and has a cow/calf operation and a feedlot. He is a member of the Brownton town board and the Minnesota Corn Growers Association. In his nomination description, Kosek said he would like to bring more farm program attention to the board, specifically when it comes to fair and equitable insurance for dry bean farmers. The Brownton farmer also enjoys working with others.

The North Dakota Dry Bean Council elected Kevin Regan of Webster, North Dakota to serve his third, three-year term as representative of District 2. Regan is currently elected by the Northarvest board to serve as delegate to the U.S. Dry Bean Council (USDBC) and currently serves as the USDBC treasurer.

The Minnesota Dry Bean Council elected Jacob Faugstad of Climax, Minnesota to his first, three-year term in District 1. Mark Dombeck of Perham, Minnesota was elected to serve a three-year term representing District 5.

Thorsgard Retires

Grady Thorsgard, a longtime Northarvest Bean Growers Association and Dry Bean Council member, was recognized at his final board meeting by Northarvest President David Dickson. The plaque reads, “In recognition of your service as District II Council member, Ag Coalition representative for the North Dakota Dry Bean Council and representative on committees for the Northarvest Bean Growers Association, 2011-2020.” Thank you Grady for your years of service to the Northarvest dry bean industry!