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A crash course in contrast

As summer at the Noble Research Institute gets underway, I am certainly excited about the new things that I am seeing, learning and doing. These opportunities are special enough that I don’t even mind the heat. Well, almost.

Like a kid in a candy store

I have had the opportunity to spend quite a bit of time around the personnel at the Noble Research Institute. For this reason, I had been chomping at the bit since I was just a kid for my opportunity to intern here.

Starting a summer adventure at the Noble Research Institute

I did not have many expectations coming into the opportunity other than I had a feeling it was going to be great.

A summer unexpected

Nothing starts solid friendships like a box of beef jerky, a storm shelter, a water-logged computer and an obligatory selfie.

GMOs and What They Mean to You

Conner Carroll and Helen Holstein urge the public to look at the facts about genetically modified organisms in our food supply.

Environmentalism: Progressing to the Future

Ira Parsons and Seth Pratt, 2014 Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture, discuss the progress that the agricultural community has made in protecting the environment. About the Authors Ira Parsons is a...

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.

Fictional goats and garden, real hard work

"So you made a theoretical plan for raising theoretical goats for a theoretical cooperator?" asked Luke Braswell, Noble Research Institute photographer, one evening as we were doing a Rural Life Team photo shoot. Though the plan and goats may not have been real, the time, effort and lessons I learned this summer from the Rural Life Plan project were definitely real.

Growing Our Legacy: Agriculture and Animal Welfare

Courtney Hemphill and Alyssa Sheppard talk about the importance of animal welfare to farmers and ranchers.

Final summer thoughts: On beef, advocacy and the future

Looking back at what I've accomplished this summer, I must say I feel like the last few weeks have been the most beneficial.