Chippewa Valley Bean
Chippewa Valley Bean’s passion for supporting FFA runs deep. The founder of the company, Russell Doane, is proud to have served as a 1948-1949 State FFA Officer. A lifelong farmer, Russell experimented in various crops before finally finding his niche in dark red kidney beans in 1968.
Today, Chippewa Valley Bean/Doane Ltd. is still a family-owned farm and the world’s largest processor of dark red kidney beans. The 7th and 8th generations of the Doane Family currently farm the original homestead established in 1858, located in rural Menomonie.
Along with their acreage, they work with over 100 family farms throughout the Midwest to offer premium quality dark red, light red, white kidney beans, and organic dark red kidney beans to customers all around the world.
Chippewa Valley Bean is a proud sponsor of the Wisconsin FFA Specialty Crop Production Proficiency Award.