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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 – Treasurer

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

 

District #2

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Mark Reif 

8645 East Washington Road
Saginaw, Michigan  48601
989-529-7576
mark@reiffarms.com
Appointment: 1/1/18
Term Expires: 12/31/2020

 

 

 District #3

Terry Schindler

Greg 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 StoutenburgClinton Stoutenburg – Vice Chairman

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

At Large

Steve Ewald

Steve Ewald

393 West Dickerson Road
Unionville, Michigan  48767
989-550-8670
sewald66@gmail.com
Appointment: 4/1/18
Term Expires: 12/31/20

 

 

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 Cramer

 

Joe Cramer

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


Committees for the 2018 – 2019 Year

Executive Committee:

  • Chairman – Greg Ackerman
  • Vice-Chairman – Clint Stoutenburg
  • Treasurer – Kevin Noffsinger

Production Research Advisory Board (PRAB)

  • Chairman – Dan Hensler
  • Kevin Noffsinger
  • Steve Ewald
  • Mark Reif
  • Greg Ackerman
  • Keith Martus
  • Dan Armbruster
  • John Cnudde
  • Clint Stoutenburg, Alternate
  • Ross Voelker, Alternate
  • Amy Sweeny, Alternate
  • Scott DeVuyst, Alternate

SVREC Advisory Board

  • Jack Frank
  • Clint Stoutenburg
  • Ross Voelker

Farm Produce Insurance Authority Board

  • Greg Ackerman

US Dry Bean Council Representative

  • Ross Voelker – Delegate
  • Clint Stoutenburg- Alternate

Meeting Minutes

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