- A parent or grandparent must be a current participating grower-member of the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.
- Applicant must be planning to enroll or be enrolled in their first year of college or technical college.
- Applicant must have at least a 3.0 grade point average from high school.
- 50072 East Lake Seven Road, Frazee MN 56544
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.
For dry bean growers, it is difficult to make plans for the upcoming growing season given the conditions. Northarvest Bean Growers Association Executive Vice President Tim Courneya says Bean Day is apart of that decision making process. Hear more in the latest edition of the Dry Bean Scene.
NDSU Extension has published research on plant population and row spacing for navy and black beans. Now researchers are working on furthering that information for pinto beans. Find out more in the Dry Bean Scene, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.
At the NDSU DIRT Workshop in Fargo, there was discussion about how dry edible beans fit into a reduced tillage system. Get the details in the Dry Bean Scene, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.
The Northarvest Bean Growers Association is launching a new video, featuring farmers, processors and researchers to tell the story of dry edible beans and those who grow and consume them. Hear more about the video in the latest Dry Bean Scene on the Red River Farm Network, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.
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.
50072 E. Lake Seven Road, Frazee, MN 56544