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Poppe honored on Horticulture Night

Along with the usual packed house taking in the sites and taking photographs at the 39th annual Horticulture Night on Thursday, West Central Research and Outreach Center Horticulture Scientist and "Hort Night" organizer Steve Poppe (right in photo) was honored for his work.

Bob Honeman (left in photo) with the Natural Resources Conservation Service of Fergus Falls, presents a Special Service Award to Poppe. Poppe is recognized for his outstanding support for the NRCS Plant Materials Program.

Over the past 30 years, Poppe has coordinated woody plant evaluations leading to 14 new plant releases, integrated NRCS information into his University programs, and provided valuable guidance and technical information to the Minnesota Plant Materials Committee.

See the attached Photo Gallery, and check back over the weekend for more photos.