State’s seed certification service manager recognized for exemplary work

Photograph of Mike Moore
Mike Moore, manager of the Seed Certification Service based at the Powell Research and Extension Center

The manager of the Wyoming Seed Certification Service has been recognized by the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES) for his work with producers and the state.

Mike Moore, based at the Powell Research and Extension (R&E) Center, received the Kathleen Bartoncelj WAES staff award Tuesday in Laramie.

Seed certification is conducted under the direction of the WAES and University of Wyoming Extension with the cooperation of the Wyoming Crop Improvement Association. The service assures seed quality and is based at the Powell R&E Center.

WAES director Bret Hess said Moore plays an important role in the Wyoming Crop Improvement Association and the UW Foundation Seed Program.

“Many of the comments about Mike mentioned how he is always going beyond the call of duty for the service and farmers in general,” said Hess, interim dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and director of research.

An example of his dedication, noted one nominator, is when Moore and his wife had a “date” inspecting fields on the Fourth of July.

The award is named in honor of retired staff member Kathleen Bartoncelj. Recipients exemplify dedication to service and display exemplary employee conduct.

The WAES is the research office within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.