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Howatt Recognized by Weed Science Society

Kirk Howatt, associate professor in weed science at North Dakota State University, received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Weed Science Society of America. The award recognizes excellent teaching and advising of students.

Kirk Howatt, associate professor in weed science at North Dakota State University, was presented the Outstanding Teacher Award during the Weed Science Society of America annual meeting in Lexington, Kentucky. The peer-selected award recognizes excellent teaching and advising of students.

Howatt has been a faculty member in the Department of Plant Sciences at NDSU since 1999. He currently holds the rank of associate professor in weed science and serves as coordinator of the Crop and Weed Sciences academic program. In addition, Howatt conducts research on weeds in cereals and oilseed crops, teaches courses in weed science and professional development, advises students and serves as the Agronomy Club adviser.

Howatt has received a number of honors for teaching and advising.  In 2011, he was recognized as Educator of the Year by Mid America CropLife Association.  He received two NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources awards, the William J. and Angelyn A. Austin Advising Award in 2011 and the H. Roald and Janet Lund Excellence in Teaching Award in 2013. He received the North Central Weed Science Society Distinguished Achievement Award in Education in 2014.

The Weed Science Society of America was established to encourage and promote the development of knowledge concerning weeds and their impact on the environment. Learn more at www.wssa.net.

Author: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123, kamie.a.beeson@ndsu.edu
Editor: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384, karen.hertsgaard@ndsu.edu

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