Michigan Bean Commission

Michigan is known throughout the world as a top producer of dry edible beans. 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. Frankenmuth is in the heart of the growing area. It is also near the State of Michigan governmental offices, Michigan Farm Bureau, and research institutions such as Michigan State University and the University of Michigan. The primary objectives of the Commission are research and promotion. We all benefit from the efforts of The Michigan Bean Commission. There are more than 2300 growers 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.
 
The commission consists of 9 members, including a grower from each of the 8 districts, as well as 1 processor, shipper, or handler.
 
 
Statute
 
 
Contact Information
 
Joe Cramer
Executive Director
The Michigan Bean Commission
Phone: (989) 262-8550

Members
 
Ross Edwin Voelker, Pigeon
District 6 grower
Term ends 12/31/19
 
Kevin Noffsinger, Pinconning
District 1 grower
Term ends 12/31/19
 
Brian Stratton, Edmore
District 7 grower
Term ends 12/31/19
 
Mark Reif, Saginaw
District 2 grower
Term ends 12/31/20
 
Stephen Ewald, Unionville
Member-at-large
Term ends 12/31/20
 
Clinton Stoutenburg, Sandusky
District 4 grower
Term ends 12/31/21
 
Greg Ackerman, Vassar
District 3 grower
Term ends 12/31/21
 
Allen Bischer, Minden City
District 5 grower 
Term ends 12/31/21
 
Neil French, Reese
Processors, shippers and handlers
Term ends 12/31/21