Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, professor and assistant department head of plant sciences, became the 2016-17 chair of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture–Eastern Section during the organization’s 41st annual meeting July 18-21 in St. Louis.
Hatterman-Valenti served on the organization’s board of directors in 2013-14 and as chair-elect in 2015-16.
The group, known as ASEV-ES, provides forums for researchers and students to learn about and publish research on grape and wine production, technology developments in enology and viticulture. It also works to as solve problems of specific interest to researchers and producers in the eastern United States and Canada.
The 2015-16 annual meeting, titled “Adapting and Adopting: The Future of Grapes and Wine,” included poster and technical presentations, student competitions, achievement and service award ceremonies and tours of vineyards and wineries in the St. Louis area.
Hatterman-Valenti leads the NDSU Department of Plant Sciences High Value Crops research program. She teaches Herbaceous Landscape Plants during the fall semester in odd years.
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