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Conservation Tillage Specialist Honored

PULLMAN, Wash. — Roger Veseth, a Washington State University and University of Idaho conservation tillage specialist, has been named recipient of the 11th annual Kenneth J. Morrison Extension Award in Agronomy and Soils.

The award was announced Thursday at the annual field day of WSU’s Spillman Agronomy Farm. Veseth will receive a plaque and a check for $400.

“Roger’s educational efforts provide producers with information on improved management technology in conservation farming so they can develop more profitable and effective farming systems,” said Dwane Miller, WSU professor of crop and soil sciences.

“The public also benefits from his efforts through improved environmental quality and soil resource protection.”

Veseth conducts on-farm tests and demonstrations of soil conservation technologies, writes extension and popular publications, gives presentations, organizes conferences and workshops and works with university, state, federal and local officials in promotion conservation tillage.

He received the National Fellow Award from the Soil and Water Conservation Society in 1994. He also was invited to speak at a national conservation tillage conference in Argentina in 1994 and a national conservation tillage conference in Canada the following year.

The award is named for Kenneth Morrison, who was WSU Cooperative Extension agronomist from 1950 to 1987.

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