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Lee Receives Friend of the Farmer Award

NPSAS Executive Director Edd Goerger (left) presents the 2016 Friend of the Farmer award to Chiwon Lee
 
NPSAS Executive Director Edd Goerger (left) presents the 2016 Friend of the Farmer award to Chiwon Lee
Plant Sciences professor Chiwon Lee received the 2016 Friend of the Farmer award at a recent Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society winter conference.

February 3, 2016

Chiwon Lee is the recipient of the Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society (NPSAS) Friend of the Farmer award for 2016. The award was presented during the NPSAS winter conference held January 21-23 in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

The award recognizes individuals who support agriculture in the Northern Plains through dedicated work to enhance the sustainability of agricultural, food and distribution systems.

Lee has partnered with the NPSAS the last three years to conduct vegetable cultivar trials, working to select varieties that have preferred taste and texture, as well as the highest yield and percentage of salable production.

 “Dr. Chiwon Lee has been an integral part of Northern Plains Sustainable Agricultural Society’s vegetable research efforts,” said NPSAS Executive Director Edd Goerger. “NPSAS awarded Dr. Lee the Friend of the Farmer award based on the dedication he brought to providing our membership with useful and practical information they can apply to their garden production immediately.”

In addition to receiving the award, Lee presented a session during the conference that described the breadth of specialty crop breeding at NDSU. Graduate student Zhigang Wu, who is advised by Lee, presented results of vegetable crop variety and management trials in North Dakota.

Lee, a professor in Plant Sciences, has worked at NDSU since 1991. His research involves culture and breeding of vegetable crops, plant nutrition, and controlled environment crop production. He also teaches the Horticulture Science (PLSC 210), Plant Propagation (PLSC 368) and Greenhouse Production and Management (PLSC 422) courses.

Source: Chiwon Lee, 701-231-8062,
Author: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123,
Editor: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384,

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