The Bean Scene
January 17, 2006
Lynne Bigwood exhibited for Northarvest Bean Growers Association at four conferences this fall. The National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences met in Philadelphia September 27 and 28. Extension FCS staff use Northarvests materials extensively with their community education programs. They were delighted to receive the cookbook, posters and CD-ROM with a power point bean lesson already prepared for their use.
Minnesota WIC met in Minneapolis the day after the NEAFCS meeting in Philadelphia. Several of the local groups keep The Bean Cookbook in stock to distribute to their clients. Lynne Bigwood distributed Northarvests new posters, CD-ROM and a sample of the revised cookbook to the attendees. She also left 25 packets of Northarvests materials with a University of Minnesota Extension staff member to share with other nutrition educators in the Twin Cities.
North Dakota Education Association met in Grand Forks October 19 and 20 for their 2005 Instructional Conference. Lynne Bigwood distributed Elementary Education kits to student teachers and posters to many teachers of all levels. The Live to Be An Old Fart poster continues to be the most popular.
The Beans for Health Alliance coordinated exhibiting at the American Dietetic Association Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo October 22 25 in St. Louis, Missouri. Bean Alley had six booths, which included Northarvest, Bush Brothers, Idaho Bean Commission, Michigan Bean Commission, Trinidad-Benham from Colorado and Beans for Health Alliance. Northarvest shipped 2000 cookbooks, Beans: Agriculture to Health CD-ROMs and literature order forms along with the booth and samples of all our materials. Faye Courneya and Lynne Bigwood exhibited for three days and were overwhelmed by the response. They not only handed out all 2000 copies but also, had orders for another 360.