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Bean Day 2004
January 09, 2004

Northarvest Bean Growers Association 29th Annual Bean Day
January 22-23, 2004
Fargo, North Dakota, Holiday Inn

January 22, 5 p.m. -
Social and Trade Show opens. Cash bar.

January 22, 7 p.m. - Pre-Bean Day Banquet, $15 banquet ticket. Call 218-334-6351 by Jan 21 to reserve meals.

January 23, 8 a.m. - Bean Day registration.

January 23, 10 a.m. - First speaker.















Dixie Cups (from left to right) Deb Davis, melanie Mewes and Jeanine Brown.

The annual pre Bean Day banquet is set for Jan. 22 at the Fargo, N.D., Holiday Inn.

Important: You must call the Northarvest Bean Growers Association office by Jan. 21 to reserve a ticket for the banquet. The Northarvest office phone number is (218) 334-6351. A ticket costs $15 per person. After making a reservation, you may pay at the door. The pre Bean Day banquet starts at 5 p.m. with a social. Commercial exhibits and a cash bar will be open. The banquet follows at 7 p.m. A Las Vegas Buffet is featured. The menu includes:

"Roast Prime Rib of Beef with Au Jus
"Breast of Chicken Bechamel
"Whole Smoked Salmon
"Baked Duchess Potatoes
"Broccoli Casserole
"Four Elaborate Salads
"Petite Hard Rolls

The Dixie Cups will be entertaining at the social. The Dixie Cups are a womens trio from the Page-Colgate, N.D., area who have been entertaining people in and around North Dakota and Minnesota for 12 years. They sing, pretend to dance and tell jokes. Their music includes country western, 50s and 60s, old- time favorites and gospel.  The Dixie Cups are Jeanine Brown, who farms near Colgate, N.D.; Deb Davis, who lives on a farm outside of Page, N.D.; and Melainie Mewes, who lives in Colgate. Brown is a CNA at the Sheyenne Care Center, Valley City; Davis is a registered nurse at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, N.D.; and Mewes teaches part-time for Play-n-Learn preschool in Page, N.D. All the women are married, have children and are active in community church activities. 


HOTEL                              ADDRESS                          TELEPHONE

Holiday Inn                        1-29 & 13th Ave. S.             (701) 282-2700

Americinn                          1423 35th St. SW.               (701) 234-9946

Econo Lodge                      1401 35th St. SW.               (701) 232-3412

Comfort Inn East                1407 35th St. SW.               (701) 280-9666

Comfort Inn&Suites             1415 35th St. SW.               (701) 237-5911

Country Suites                   3316 13th Ave. S.               (701) 234-0565

Days Inn Airport                 1507 19th Ave. N.               (701) 232-0000

Express Way Inn                 I-94 and S. University Drive  (701) 235-3141

Kelly Inn Best Western        4207 13th Ave. SW.             (701) 277-8821

Hampton Inn                      3431 14th Ave. S.               (701) 235-5566

Holiday Inn Express             1040 40th St. S.                 (701) 282-2000

Radisson Hotel                   201 5th St.                        (701) 232-7363

Ramada Plaza Suites           1635 42nd St. SW.              (701) 277-9000

Super 8                            1239 and 13th Ave. S.         (701) 232-9202

Select Inn                         I-29 & 13th Ave. S.             (701) 282-6300Day 2004

Ag Country FCS,  FCS Grand Forks to award door prize

Be sure to register when you attend Bean Day. Registration is free, but youll get a ticket making you eligible for the door prize drawing. AgCountry Farm Credit Services (phone: 800-450-8933) and Farm Credit Services of Grand Forks (phone 800-288-3982) are providing the door prize. You must be a Minnesota or North Dakota dry bean grower to win the prize.


Jan. 23Morning Program

Master of Ceremony

Mark Welling, Vice Chairman

Minnesota Dry Bean Research & Promotion Council


8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Registration, Coffee - Setting the Agenda


10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Farm Storage Recommendations For Dry Edible Beans & Harvest Date To Maintain Pinto Color Quality & Natural Air Drying & Rewetting Of Pinto Beans

Dr. Ken Hellevang, Extension Engineer

Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
, North Dakota

University, Fargo, ND


10:30 - 10:50 a.m. The Need to Keep On Top Of Anthracnose & Manage Susceptible Bean Varieties For Rust Control

Dr. Luis E. del Rio, Dry Bean Plant Pathologist,

Department of Plant Pathology, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

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