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Scott Mund and Don Stueve New Northarvest Leaders
January 12, 2009

Scott Mund and Don Stueve New Northarvest Leaders

Scott Mund and Don Stueve recently joined the Northarvest leadership team.

Don Stueve is the newest board member on the Minnesota Dry Bean Research and Promotion Council. He currently represents District 3.

Stueve was contacted by several board of directors from the Northarvest Bean Growers, asking if he would be interested in becoming a board member. It didnt take long for him to decide. I think the Northarvest Bean board tackles some good issues for bean growers.

One particular issue of interest for me is crop revenue insurance, says Stueve. He feels that navy beans should also have the crop revenue product. Now one of his responsibilities is being on the crop insurance committee for the Northarvest Bean Growers.  Stueve raises corn, soybeans and dry beans. He farms approximately 3,300 acres around
Dumont, MN.  Don currently farms with his son, Brady and son-in-law, Darrin. Stueve enjoys farming with family and it is working out well. He has been raising edible beans for approximate 30 years and enjoys growing the crop.

With the Northarvest area continuing to produce large supplies of quality dry beans,

Stueve has a positive outlook about the future of dry beans. I have gotten to know a lot of the board members. They are a good group to work with and I am looking forward to working with the different committees as well, he says.

Scott Mund has been farming with his dad over 10 years in the Milnor, ND area. They currently grow corn, soybean and navy beans. They are one of a few farmers in the area that grow edible beans. There isnt much of a market for the beans right now but Mund hopes that will change. Plus there arent too many places that handle dry beans right now.

Mund enjoys growing edible beans. My dad was one of the first farmers to grow edible beans and he used to grow them up until 86. We thought about growing them again and so we started up four years ago, he says. Mund enjoys growing edible beans, mainly because of the economics of them. We have irrigated ground here and that is where we raise the beans. They have worked out very well for us. Knifing the beans works out well for the Munds.

Mund got a call from a former North Dakota Dry Bean council member about serving on the Northarvest board and he jumped at the chance. He had asked to be on the Research, Federal Crop Insurance, and Communication committees because he found those areas very interesting. I am glad to being able to serve on the ND Dry Bean Council, he says. I look forward to working with the rest of the board representing District 5.










Don Stueve, who farms near Dumont, MN is the newest
 member of the Minnesota Dry Bean Research & Promotion Council.



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