About Us

Ackerman Marketing is a trading house for beans, peas, and lentils. It was established by Lyle Ackerman in 2000 and is located in Frankenmuth, MI. After many years in the dry bean business Lyle decided to utilize his knowledge and passion for the industry and created his own business to provide customers with quality service and products. For many years, Lyle’s family has been working beside him at Ackerman Marketing. This family includes: son, Kevin Ackerman; granddaughter, Jade (Ackerman) Edwards; great-nephew, Bradlee Ackerman; and grandson-in law, Justin Edwards.

Navy Bean Harvest

September 2020

Vassar, MI

Ackerman Marketing buys products from small and medium-sized elevators and farm processors. We sell and ship beans to canning and packaging companies around the world. We provide and outlet for the processed and graded beans for our supply-side clientele. Along with the buying, selling, and shipping portion of our business, we also spend much time in discussions with suppliers and buyers alike. Market analysis is required for both sides to make proper decisions of when to sell or when to buy. These discussions revolve around planted acres, competing crop and values, costs of production, ease to grow, and of course, the weather. This information is accumulated and disseminated through many hours of phone conversations.

Navy Bean Harvest

September 2020

Vassar, MI

Rolling Navy Beans

June 2015

Vassar, MI

Our Mission

History

Ackerman Marketing’s mission is to purchase and distribute beans at a marketable price and assist canners, packagers, and other members of the industry with a product that goes beyond expectations.

Navy Bean Planting

June 2020

Vassar, MI

Gallery

Traders of Beans, Peas, & Lentils

ROLLING: Land rolling happens after planting but before the plants emerge. This operation pushes rocks down to the soil surface, breaks soil clods and levels the soil to allow the combine cutter bars to cut as close to the ground as possible. Rolling is done to ease harvest operations. 

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