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Research Center Personnel

Richard W. Haslar

Research Associate, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
Assistant Manager - Potato Certification Service
Assistant Manager - Strawberry Certification Service
Colorado State University
San Luis Valley Research Center
0249 East Road 9 North
Center, CO 81125

Phone: 719-754-3494, ext. 16
Fax: 719-754-2619
E-mail: richard.haslar@colostate.edu


  • B.S. Biology, Southwest Missouri State University, 1979
  • Teaching Credentials Science, University of Colorado-Denver

Current Position:

Rick was science teacher from 1985-2001. In 1992 he began inspecting seed potatoes for Potato Certification Service on a seasonal basis. In the summer of 2001 Rick was hired on a full time basis for PCS and has since been promoted to assistant manager. In addition to assisting the manager, responsibilities include field, storage, and greenhouse inspections during the potato growing and shipping season. Rick also assists in the strawberry certification program.

Professional Affiliations:

Certification Section of the Potato Association of America


Rick lives with his wife Peggy and two sons in the San Luis Valley. Fishing, hiking, and camping are among their favorite activities.  

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San Luis Valley Research Center
0249 E Rd. 9 N
Center, CO 81125

SLVRC: (719) 754 - 3594
CSU Ext: (719) 754-3494 / 754-3495
Potato Cert Svc: (719) 754-3496
FAX: (719) 754-2619


March 16, 2009, 10:52:47 AMEmail SLVRC
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