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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.

2020 Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

The Northarvest Bean Growers Association will award two, $1,000 scholarships in 2020. Northarvest is comprised of dry bean growers from North Dakota and Minnesota. In order to be eligible for the Northarvest scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • 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.
A request for an application can be sent by mail or email to:
  • 50072 East Lake Seven Road, Frazee MN 56544
  • nhbean@loretel.net
Applications must be received no later than June 1, 2020. The association looks forward to helping youth with their educational goals.

Dry Bean Scene

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.

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.

Dry Bean Scene

The 45th Annual Bean Day is Friday, January 17 at the Holiday Inn in Fargo, North Dakota. The trade show and registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the program gets underway at 10:15 a.m. Get the full details the Dry Bean Scene, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association. View the full agenda here.

Bean Day is January 17

The 45th Annual Bean Day is Friday, January 17 at the Holiday Inn in Fargo, North Dakota. The Bean Day trade show and registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the program gets underway at 10:15 a.m. Featured this year are presentations on breeding, disease management, trade, market supply and demand and more. A Pre-Bean Day Reception will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, January 16. There is no fee to attend and is an opportunity to socialize with exhibitors and fellow bean growers. View the full schedule.

Dry Bean Scene

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.

Dry Bean Scene

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.

New Month, New Recipes

Jump start your holiday cooking with bean-inspired recipes from the Culinary Institute of America! Warm your home with classic and comforting family favorites like Mac & Cheese with Cannellini Beans or Sausage and White Bean Soup. Better yet, save time with convenient “bowl recipes” including a Fish Taco and Pinto Bean Bowl and BLT Bowl. Learn more about how the Northarvest Bean Growers Association is working with the Culinary Institute of America here.

Northarvest Bean Growers Association Awards Scholarships

The Northarvest Bean Growers Association is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of two, $1,000 scholarships to support the children and/or grandchildren of Northarvest growers. The 2019 recipients are Jack Camrud of Buxton, North Dakota and John Huechert of St. Thomas, North Dakota.
 
Jack Camrud is the son of Rick and Jill Camrud and is a sophomore studying economics at the University of North Dakota. Jack was active in a number of activities while a student at Central Valley High School, including football, basketball, golf and student council.
 
John Heuchert is the son of Carlton and Stacey Huechert and is a freshman at the University of Minnesota Crookston studying agriculture systems management. Jack was also an active student at St. Thomas High School, serving as yearbook and newspaper editor, class president and a student council representative.
 
Upon graduation, Jack and John both express that they hope to return to their respective family farming operations.
 
In order to be eligible for the NBGA scholarship, a parent or grandparent must be a current grower member of the NBGA, be enrolled or plan to enroll in the first year of college or technical college, and have at least a 3.0 grade point average from high school. Both Camrud and Huechert will be recognized at Bean Day, which will be held Friday, January 17, 2020 at the Holiday Inn Fargo.