Nels Hansen

Professor N. E. Hansen promotes hardy fruits developed at the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station at the State Fair around 1920.

Professor N. E. Hansen promotes hardy fruits developed at the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station at the State Fair around 1920.

Hansen was professor of horticulture at South Dakota State College from 1895-1937. He also worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a plant explorer and is responsible for collecting many hardy fruits, vegetables and forage crops from the harsh climates found in Siberia and northern China, Japan and Korea.

This photograph comes from the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum.

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