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MIA from MOB

By Summer Clifton, 2013 Lloyd Noble Scholar in Agriculture

Posted Jul. 1, 2013

Our Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture group was completed this week with addition of Anna Stehle from the University of Washington. All total, we now have seven girls and one guy. Poor Andrew is hopelessly outmatched. Today we celebrated with local fare at Cafe Alley, where the service is friendly and the chocolate roll will change your life.

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To round out the workweek, we successfully finished our first group project - MOB grazing. The project has been tough but rewarding. Early mornings and plenty of coffee have given way to some real-world education. The final step of the project was our weigh out. It sounds easy but we had a small hitch when we had a few steer go AWOL. When working on research projects, it's important to have as complete a data set as possible. Luckily, our steers quickly lost their independent spirit and come home in time for breakfast and the weight out.

So with the project complete, we bid goodbye to 5 a.m. wakeup calls and we hope to catch up on missed beauty rest. Of course, I'm already looking forward to our next project.

About the Author

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.