Scenes from Bean Day
April 24, 2003
Dick Hansen, Elmers Manufacturing, enthusiastically greets a person at his booth.
Those who attended the pre Bean Day banquet enjoyed the meal
prepared by the Holiday Inn chefs.
Alan Julisuson (left), a Hope, N.D. dry bean grower and a director
on the Northarvest Bean Growers Association board, presents Tim
and Faye Courneya plaques in appreciation of 27 years of service
to the Growers Association. The Courneyas, Frazee, Minn., began
working for the Growers Association almost from its inception. The
Association hired Tim in the winter of 1976. The association had its
first annual meeting January 1976. Tim serves as executive vice-president.
Faye is the office manager.
Holly Henson tops off the pre-Bean Banquet with some sassy satire.
Marv Langerud (left), AgCountry Farm Credit Services senior vice-president of producer marketing, congratulates Bernie Vculek, Oakes, N.D., on winning the color TV that AgCountry donated as a door prize.
Kevin Koehl, Hancock, Minn., fills out the annual survey of production practices and problems. The survey helps NDSU and U of M scientists, Northarvest Bean Growers Association directors and Minnesota and North Dakota council members focus research efforts.
Holly Henson, a Twin Cities commedienne, livens up the pre Bean Day banquet by teasing (center) Mark Dombeck, Perham, Minn; Marty Hettervig, Buxton, N.D.; and (not pictured) Mike Beltz, Hillsboro, N.D.