A summer scholarship with the Noble Research Institute is serious business. There's no rest for the weary when you have feral hogs to trap, plant taxonomy to learn, 5 a.m. cattle to work and an all-day softball tournament to attend. Wait, what? A softball tournament ... seriously? It's a team building idea to rival all others, the Parkway Series (aka softball tournament) is where the umps learn the game 10 minutes before we start, outfield is a pond, first base is a mud slide, and the announcers are all about roasting who's on the field. Who knew that this scholarship would be so filled with amazing learning experiences and great entertainment?
Summer Clifton is a 2013 Lloyd Noble Scholar in Agriculture and GrowSafe Intern. Hailing from Cogar, Okla. She is currently wrapping up her senior year at Oklahoma State University where she is majoring in animal science with a minor in ag business.