Harlene Hatterman-Valenti is a Professor, Assistant Head, and High-Value Crops Specialist in the Plant Sciences Department at North Dakota State University. She has statewide weed research responsibilities in fruit and vegetables and also conducts production-based research on these high-value crops. Harlene earned her MS in Horticulture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1985) and her PhD from Iowa State University in Agronomy and Horticulture (1993). Prior to accepting her current position at NDSU, she was a Research Biologist with FMC at the Princeton, New Jersey, facility, where she was responsible for primary and presecondary herbicide evaluations in the Herbicide Discovery project. Harlene has been at North Dakota State University since 2000.