Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center will dedicate the Don Horneck Memorial Building and host and open house on Wednesday.
The building dedication will occur at 2 p.m. at the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 2121 S. First St., Hermiston.
The building houses the agronomy lab, insect rearing rooms, tissue culture room and room to house equipment. It is dedicated in memory of Don Horneck, an extension agronomist at Oregon State University who died Sept. 28, 2014. .Horneck, who lived in Irrigon, was a specialist in soil fertility and had worked for OSU since 2000.
“This facility is a tremendous addition to this research and extension center and will significantly aid staff to provide new research based information to the region’s agriculture community,” said Phil Hamm, director of the OSU Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center.