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Three Faculty Honored During NDSU AgWeek

Department of Plant Sciences professors Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, Kirk Howatt and Joel Ransom received awards from the North Dakota State University Agriculture Collective during the third annual NDSU AgWeek, held April 3-7.

April 19, 2017

Department of Plant Sciences professors Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, Kirk Howatt and Joel Ransom received awards from the North Dakota State University Agriculture Collective during the third annual NDSU AgWeek, held April 3-7.

Hatterman-Valenti received the Open Door Award because she exemplifies agriculture by always being available to help others. Howatt received the Owl Award for helping students prepare for successful agriculture careers. Ransom received the George Washington award for his knowledge, hard work and determination to contribute to the agriculture community and industry. All three received their awards during the AgWeek Banquet April 7 at the Double Tree Hilton in West Fargo.

Other AgWeek activities included a kickoff cookout, discussion panels, informational events, “Ask an Ag Expert” sessions, a poster competition for undergraduate and graduate students, free food, a bake sale, a chili cook-off, a paddy drop raffle and a game show night. The College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources also sponsored an Etiquette Dinner on Thursday evening.

The student-run NDSU Agriculture Collective (formerly NDSU Agriculture Coalition) originated in November 2015 with the stated purpose of “promoting the importance of agriculture, food sciences and natural resources.” Dr. Adam Marx advises the NDSU Agriculture Collective. Officers are President Charles Steinberger, Vice President Katie Vculek and Treasurer Kathleen Kranda. For more information, visit their Facebook page and their informational web page.

Author: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384,
Editor: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123,

(Photos by the Agriculture Collective)

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