Noble Research Institute develops improved varieties of small grains (wheat, rye, triticale and oat) and perennial cool-season forages (tall fescue and alfalfa). Since 1956, Noble Research Institute has released 25 forage varieties.
The Lloyd Noble Scholars program is more than just an internship. It’s an opportunity for college students to conduct real-world research and explore endless possibilities for their futures.
Today’s youth are tomorrow’s decision makers, consumers, educators, agricultural producers, scientists and policymakers. Noble Learning seeks to provide these young minds and their teachers with opportunities to learn about agriculture and the science behind it.
Being “Noble” is a way of life at Noble Research Institute. Here is what members of Team Noble have to say about it.
Noble people do not seek the spotlight. They quietly express their values and work ethic without need of being recognized, but their example proves to be an inspiration to those around them.
This annual report bears witness to the legacy of a man who survived the Dust Bowl and planted a seed that has reaped generations of healthier land and more productive farmers and ranchers. Within these pages are stories of men and women who are the standard-bearers of a fundamental truth that unity and boldness can shape history. They share an unflinching courage to explore, a daily devotion to rolled-up sleeves and a tenacious belief that countless small steps finally make the impossible possible.
Within the Noble Research Institute core values exist three simple words: "Never fear challenges." We will not let the threat of failure or the perceived size of a task deter us from venturing into the unknown. This perspective changes how we approach problems and unleashes our ability to solve them.
Great need begs for big solutions. For an inspired, well-equipped generation of people for agriculture and the world. Ideas must come from every corner of the mind to grasp the unattainable. Add a thorough plan and determination. Draw people together with a shared vision. What once seemed lofty can become reality.
Wind and water carries tons of topsoil, the foundation of life, away from farmland each year. The soil, and its ability to produce food, slowly weakens. Farmers and ranchers are increasingly adopting an old-time armor for soil: cover crops. But they have many questions that still need answered.
The story of beef is complex. It begins with a calf born on a ranch and continues two years. Dozens of people are involved from start to finish before the story ends at dinner. Though each person depends on the others, rarely does one see the full story. Together, they seek improved sustainability. First, they must connect.