For Our Plate and Yours: Why We Eat Beef
Avonlea Elkins, Morgan Hannabass, Courtney Hemphill, Ira Parsons and Seth Pratt discuss the role beef plays in fueling an active lifestyle.
Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture are college students majoring in an agricultural field who are selected from applicants across the U.S. For more information on the Scholars program, see www.noble.org/noble-scholar.
About the Authors
Avonlea Elkins is a 2014 Lloyd Noble Scholar in Agriculture. She grew up on a cattle ranch near Fort Worth, Texas. Avonlea recently graduated from Texas Christian University where she majored in ranch management with minors in general business, energy technology and management, and communication studies.
Morgan Hannabass is a 2014 Lloyd Noble Scholar in Agriculture from Indiahoma, Oklahoma. She is a senior at Oklahoma State University majoring in agricultural communications with a minor in agricultural economics.
Courtney Hemphill is a 2014 Lloyd Noble Scholar in Agriculture from Lohn, Texas, where her family farms wheat and cotton, and runs a small commercial cow-calf operation. She is a senior at Texas A&M University, majoring in animal science.
Ira Parsons is a 2014 Lloyd Noble Scholar in Agriculture from Leavenworth, Kansas, where he grew up on his family's diversified cow-calf and row-crop farming operation. He is currently a senior at Kansas State University where he is majoring in feed science and management, and minoring in animal science.
Seth Pratt is a 2014 Lloyd Noble Scholar in Agriculture from Blackfoot, Idaho. He attends the University of Idaho, majoring in agricultural economics and agricultural leadership. Seth is the fifth generation of his family on the Pratt Ranch, where he hopes to return to raise cows and kids.