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Theresa Helgeson

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


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

  • 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

Associated Majors

Courses Currently Teaching

HORT 1091-002: Indoor Flowering/Foliage Plnts

HORT 3031-002: Herb Peren Plants

HORT 3033-001: Com Flor Crops Fall

HORT 3033-002: Com Flor Crops Fall

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

September 19, 2022
The banana tree's root stock dates back to 1906.
April 15, 2020
Junior Kimie Shiozawa was presented with the Mestenhauser award this spring for her contributions to international education at the University of Minnesota Crookston.
March 10, 2020
Growing up on her family farm instilled a strong love for agriculture in Frazee, Minn. native, Olivia Mickelson.