Idaho Bean Commission


The Idaho Bean Commission was created in 1957 by the Idaho State Legislature. It consists of eight members appointed by the Governor. Each Commissioner is actively engaged in growing, processing, or shipping beans produced in Idaho.

The Commission’s mission is to promote Idaho’s premier reputation as a consistent, top-quality, disease-free, dry and green bean seed producer and to promote beans as a nutritious and healthy food.

A tax collected from growers, handlers or dealers funds the Commission’s financial operations.

Board Members of the Idaho Bean Commission:

  • Doug Carlquist, Chairman
  • Dana Rasmussen
  • Bill Bitzenburg
  • Lorell Skogsberg
  • Gina Lohnes
  • John Dean
  • Leonard Andrew

Contact Idaho Bean Commission

Contact Idaho Bean Commission

Lacey Menasco
821 West State Street
Boise, Idaho  83702
Phone: (208) 334-3520
Fax: (208) 334-2442


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Idaho