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Theresa Helgeson

Lab Services Coordinator
Agriculture and Natural Resources Department
(218) 281-8120


  • Maintain facilities, plant materials, equipment, and teaching supplies

  • Maintain, collect and preserve plant materials; move and prepare soil

  • Supervision of student workers

  • Work with faculty and staff to coordinate greenhouse and classroom space

  • Coordinate day to day operation of the greenhouses and lab facilities

Associated Majors

Research Interests

  • Breeding Hostas

  • Hardiness Trials

Awards, Distinctions, and Honors

  • 2009 Distinguished Civil Service, AFSCME Clerical/Technical or Teamster Award

  • 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award

Educational Background

  • B.S. Horticulture, University of Minnesota, Crookston


  • Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association (MNLA) Certified Professional in Garden Center, Grower and Landscape Design

  • Non-Commercial Pesticide Certification

Professional Memberships

  • Minnesota Horticulture Society

  • Minnesota Nursery Landscape Association

  • National Hosta Society

In the News

March 10, 2020
Growing up on her family farm instilled a strong love for agriculture in Frazee, Minn. native, Olivia Mickelson.