January 17, 2006
The Northarvest Communications Committee directs the projects that keep growers informed about the organizations activities, dry bean markets, and industry news. Current committee members are:
" John Dunnigan,Walhalla, ND
" Brian Love, Euclid, MN
" Mark Myrdal, Edinburg, ND
" Gary Paur, Gilby, ND
" Mark Streed, Milan, MN
" Julie Vculek, Crete, ND
" Mark Welling,Montevideo, MN
Five magazine issues, a research report and a user-friendly, current website make up the core of Northarvests communication program.
Northarvest provides breaking news on the bean industry, markets, trade and other topics on its website, www.northarvestbean.org. The site also is a gateway for consumers. It contains information about the nutritional benefits of beans and how to cook with beans. The site lists dozens of recipes for main dishes, salads and desserts containing dry beans. Many of the recipes were generated from previous Northarvest promotions and contests.
The annual research report updates members on the progress of the research projects funded by Northarvest.
The five editions of the Northarvest Bean Grower provide members with news about price and market trends, industry happenings, production practices and many other topics.