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Bean Day 2007
January 24, 2007

Join your fellow bean growers and industry representatives at the Fargo, N.D. Holiday Inn, January 18 at 5 p.m. for our annual kick-off to bean day -- the Pre Bean Day Banquet.

Entertaining us at this years banquet will be Cheaper Than Therapy, a womens barbershop quartet from
Jamestown, N.D.

Cheaper Than Therapy offers acappella vocal harmony and slapstick humor, proving that music and laughter are really cheaper than therapy.  They have been singinand jokin their way across
North Dakota for the last 8 years, and have a combined vocal experience of over 50 years.  As a registered quartet of Sweet Adelines International, and members of the Fargo, N.D. based womens show chorus Acappella Xpress, and Chapter At-Large, they have had the opportunity to complete with that chorus in international competitions in San Antonio, Texas, and Portland, Oregon, and in many regional competitions as well.

The quartet was named the 2001 winners of the Peoples Choice Award in the Bismarck, N.D.-based KFYR Radio Stations Home Grown Talent competition, in September, 2001, and have released their first CD Not Suitable for Framing, made possible by that competition.  In addition, the North Dakota Mental Health Association recognized them in 2001 for their work with the Jamestown Area Mental Health Association.  They have also been guests of Brenda Skolten on the KFYR-TV show 
County Morning.

Their high energy, good sense of humor, and quality sound will delight any audience.  Their performances are fun and light-hearted. They will perform for store openings and closings, birthday and anniversary parties, community celebrations, and just about any social event available.  Theyll sing for food, car wash tickets, and even cash, or if you see them together somewhere, theyll sing just because you asked them.  They love acappella harmony, and show a lot of personality and spontaneity in their performances.

Reserve Your Ticket Today

You must call the Northarvest Bean Growers Association office by January 16th to reserve a ticket for the banquet (218-334-6351).  A ticket costs $20 per person.  The pre Bean Day Banquet starts at 5 p.m. with a cash bar and viewing of commercial exhibits.  The banquet meal follows at 7 p.m. and entertainment 8 p.m.

The menu includes tossed garden green salad with a splash of beans, steak and stuffed shrimp, baked potato, vegetables and dessert. We look forward to seeing you on the 18th!

Bean Day Program -- January 19

Morning Program

8:00 - 9:50 a.m.       Registration, Coffee

9:50 - 10:00 a.m.     Setting The Agenda  Gary Paur, President, Northarvest Bean Growers Association

10:00 - 10:20 a.m.   Desiccant Research and Registration Progress, Dr. Richard Zollinger, Extension Weed Specialist, NDSU Extension Service.  orth Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

10:20 - 10:40 a.m.   06 Variety Performance and New Release Preview, Dr. Juan Osorno, Dry Bean Breeding & Genetics, Dept of Plant  Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

10:40 - 11:00 a.m.   Recommended Fertilizer Rate to Optimize Dry Bean Yield, Dr. Dave Franzen, Extension Soil Specialist, NDSU Extension Service, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

11:00 - 11:20 a.m.   Harvest Techniques and Facts to help Make Decisions about
Changing Harvest Methods, Terry Gregoire, Area Extension Specialist/Cropping System, NDSU Extension Service,
Devils Lake, ND

11:20 - 11:40 a.m.   PVP Patents and Seed Certification, Chet Boruff, Chief Executive Officer        Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies, Moline, IL

11:40 - 12:00 p.m.   Update on Pesticide Issues That Affect Dry Beans Jim Gray, Pesticide Registration Coordinator, ND Department of Agriculture, Bismarck, ND

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.     Lunch

1:30 - 1:45 p.m.       Association Business  Gary Paur, President

             1) District Director Elections

Afternoon Program

1:45 - 2:05 p.m.       Agricultural Commodity Group Priorities for the 2007 Farm Bill      Dale Thorenson, Gordley & Associates, Government Relations Corporation, Washington, D.C.

2:05 - 2:25 p.m.       The Prospect for Disaster Aid, and Other Issues on the 07 Agenda, Scott Stofferahn, Deputy Director for Senator Kent Conrad, Fargo, ND

2:25 - 2:45 p.m.       Bush Brothers & Company - A Family Tradition, Lynn Murray, Director Procurement, Bush Brothers & Company, Knoxville, TN

2:45 - 3:05 p.m.       Opening Trade Doors into the Caribbean Market,   Jois Alaby, Consultant, Heredia, Costa Rica

3:05 - 3:25 p.m.       2007 Market and Planting Preview: How Will Beans Compete in This Highly Energized Agricultural Market, Larry Sprague, Trader, Kelley Bean Company, Inc., Durand, MI


 

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Northarvest Bean Growers Association | 50072 East Lake Seven Road | Frazee, MN 56544
Ph: 218-334-6351 | Fax: 218-334-6360 | Email: nhbean@loretel.net