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ABOUT US

Michigan is known throughout the world as a top producer of dry edible beans for very good reason. Michigan works hard to grow and market world-class beans that reflect the place from which they came and the passionate commitment of the people involved.  
The Michigan Bean Commission is headquartered in Frankenmuth, Michigan.  Frankenmuth is in the heart of the growing area, nearby State of Michigan governmental offices and research institutions such as Michigan State University and the University of Michigan.  

We all benefit from the efforts of The Michigan Bean Commission. There are more than 1,100 growers and related agri-business associates registered with the Michigan Bean Commission who are dedicated to bringing consumers the highest quality dry beans. Michigan’s growers have a long history of production and are recognized worldwide as industry leaders.

Commissioners by District:

District #1


Kevin MichiganBeanCommission_LogoNoffsinger

3204 Worth Road
Pinconning, MI 48650
(989) 529-6449
kjnoffy@hotmail.com
Appointment: 1/1/17
Term Expires: 12/31/19

 

District #2

MichiganBeanCommission_LogoJohn Densmore
5460 East Buchanan Road
Ithaca, Michigan 48847
(989) 620-4240
kedensmore@gmail.com
Appointment: 1/1/14
Term Expires: 12/31/16


District #3

Terry SchindlerGreg Ackerman, Chairman

5486 Dixon Road
Vassar, Michigan 48768
(989) 539-6667|
ackermanandson@gmail.com
Appointment: 1/1/16
Term Expires: 12/31/18

 

 

 

 

 


District #4

Clint Stoutenburg Clinton Stoutenburg

80 North Stoutenburg Road
Sandusky, Michigan  48471
(810) 648-3253
stoutenburgfarms@yahoo.com
Appointment: 1/1/16
Term Expires: 12/31/18

 

 

 

 


District #5


MichiganBeanCommission_LogoJim Roggenbuck – Vice-Chairman

8015 Helena Road
Harbor Beach, Michigan  48441
(989) 553-0144
jsrogg@hotmail.com

Appointment: 1/1/16
Term Expires: 12/31/18

 


District #6

Ross VoelkerRoss Voelker, Treasurer

934 South Caseville Road
Pigeon, Michigan  48755
989-550-1531
rvoelker@airadv.net
Appointment: 1/1/17
Term Expires: 12/31/19

 

 

 

 

 


District #7

Brian StrattonBrian Stratton

5577 Pine Grove Road
Edmore, MI  48829
989-560-3083
farmer1909@yahoo.com
Appointment: 1/1/17
Term Expires: 12/31/19

 

 

 

 

 


District #8

John Krick

John Krick

12703 Baker Road
Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734
(989) 239-0219
jrkrick@aol.com
Appointment: 1/1/15
Term Expires: 12/31/17

 

 

 

 

Shipper Representative

Neil FrenchNeil French

2455 Vassar Road
Reese, Michigan  48757
989-450-2993
neil.french@adm.com
Appointment: 1/1/16
Term Expires: 12/31/18

 

 

 

 

 


Research Director

Greg VarnerGreg Varner
8439 North Blair Road
Breckenridge, Michigan  48615
989-751-8415
varnerbean@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 


Executive Director

Joe CramerJoe Cramer
516 South Main St., Suite D
Frankenmuth, Michigan  48734
(989) 262-8550
jcramer@michiganbean.com

 

 

 

 

 

 


Committees for the 2016/2017 Year

Executive Committee:

  • Chairman – Greg Ackerman
  • Vice-Chairman – Jim Roggenbuck
  • Treasurer – Ross Voelker

Production Research Advisory Board (PRAB)

  • Chairman – Dan Hensler
  • Kevin Noffsinger
  • Clint Stoutenburg
  • John Krick
  • Greg Ackerman
  • Keith Martus
  • Dan Armbruster
  • John Cnudde
  • Jim Roggenbuck, Alternate
  • Ross Voelker, Alternate
  • Jim Howe, Alternate
  • Keith Paige, Alternate

SVREC Advisory Board

  • Jack Frank
  • Clint Stoutenburg
  • Ross Voelker

SVREC Fund Raising Committee

  • Joe Cramer
  • Jack Frank

Farm Produce Insurance Authority Board

  • Greg Ackerman

US Dry Bean Council Representative

  • Joe Cramer – Delegate
  • Clint Stoutenburg- Alternate

Meeting Minutes

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