Mission Statement

The Bean Improvement Cooperative – BIC is a voluntary and informal organization to effect the exchange of information and materials for the improvement of bean production worldwide. Members include scientists, students, private organizations and lay-people interested in our mission.

BIC Meeting 2019 in Fargo, North Dakota

The next BIC biennial meeting will be held in Fargo, North Dakota on the 4th and 5th of November 2019.


The President runs the BIC with assistance from a Coordinating Committee that meets every two years at the Biennial Meeting. In addition, three sub-committees provide input on matters related to specific topics. These include an Awards Committee, a Genetics Committee and a Local Organizing Committee that runs the biennial meeting. Membership in these committees is invited and a membership list is provided.

Dr. Phillip N. Miklas, BIC President
24106 North Bunn Road
Prosser WA 99350-8694
Tele: (509) 786-9258
FAX: (509) 786-9277
Email: phil.miklas@ars.usda.gov