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Roger Wippler Honored with MCIA’s Achievement in Crop Improvement Award

Minnesota Crop Improvement Association Presents Awards

Roger Wippler Honored with Achievement in Crop Improvement Award

ST. CLOUD, MINNESOTA, January 24, 2024.    The Minnesota Crop Improvement Association (MCIA) today presented its highest honor, the Achievement in Crop Improvement Award, to Roger Wippler, who recently retired as manager of MCIA’s Foundation Seed Services. The award, presented annually since 1972, recognizes exemplary service to the seed industry as well as outstanding leadership in agriculture. During his 34-year tenure with MCIA, Roger Wippler led the Association’s Foundation Seed Program and was key to developing its Variety Licensing Program in partnership with the University of Minnesota. Through writing, speaking, outreach, and education, Roger raised public awareness of the purpose of the seed certification system and its importance to Minnesota’s seed industry. The awards were presented at the Minnesota Crop Improvement Association’s 121st Annual Meeting. The event was held at the Holiday Inn and Suites in St. Cloud, Minnesota, January 24, 2024.

Permission and caption for the attached photo: Photo by Alan Makinen. © Minnesota Crop Improvement Association. “Brad Barth (left), Chairman, MCIA Board of Directors, congratulates Achievement in Crop Improvement Award recipient Roger Wippler (right) at the 2024 MCIA Annual Meeting, Holiday Inn & Suites, St, Cloud, Minnesota, January 24, 2024.”