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Perspective from a Cover Crop Research Funder

Sally Rockey, Ph.D., Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research executive director, shares her perspective on why FFAR's and the Noble Research Institute's investment in cover crops, and ultimately soil health, is important.

Summertime Cover Crops for Cattle

James Rogers, Ph.D., associate professor of forage systems, is testing how cover crops can be grown as summer forage.

A Valuable Investment in Soil Health

Cover crops can boost soil health. But there is much to learn about which species work best in Oklahoma and Texas.

The Great Cover Crop Test

Jim Johnson, soils and crops consultant, answers a rancher's questions about which cover crop species work best in Oklahoma and Texas.

How to Grill the Perfect Steak

Becca McMillan taught herself how to cook steak in high school. After years of trial and error, she shares her favorite recipe.

Field of Dreams (and Rocks, Lots of Rocks)

The Noble Research Institute's annual softball tournament was made even better thanks to an improved field resulting from six months of hard work dedicated by Greg Self, desktop systems specialist.

Funding the Answers to Farmers' Questions

Agricultural research is essential to society, yet it lacks adequate public funding for keeping pace with challenges facing farmers, ranchers and, ultimately, consumers.

Drones on the Farm

Mike Komp, spatial technology services managers, explains why farmers and ranchers might be interested in using drones and drone-based sensors as well as how the Noble Research Institute is testing them out.

Ag Tools on the Go

Farmers and ranchers can use the free "Ag Tools" application to help them make routine decisions in the field. The app offers 13 calculators that would be useful to cattle producers and other land managers.

A Brand New Era

On May 1, 2017, Lloyd Noble's organization took its first step toward becoming a new type of nonprofit public charity called an agricultural research institute, or ARO.