2018 Annual Report: To The Core
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The bond between ranchers and Noble has been forged through time and by fidelity to shared values. Responsibility. Action. Humility. Fearlessness. Togetherness. Leadership. Integrity. These are not mere words; they are the compass by which we chart a course, the guiding light for our decisions, and the yardstick by which we measure success.
At the end of the day, we seek to provide a nation of farmers and ranchers with data-driven information to make knowledgeable decisions for their operations, mitigate risk and give them the best opportunity to succeed. These are our beliefs. In action.
By finding the right combination of genes available in nature and the timing of the genes being turned on, we are able to help a plant better adapt to variable weather or to better utilize the water and nutrients in the soil.
Team Noble strives to motivate and empower the Noble Research Institute community to grow through professional and personal development. By putting others first, we can serve, remove barriers, facilitate communication and create new opportunities to add value to the community.
Noble Research Institute builds relationships with these farmers and ranchers and helps them reach their goals so they can pass on a legacy of healthy land for generations to come.
Noble Research Institute is investigating answers to questions about land stewardship and agricultural production, from plant performance to animal health and technology. The best results come from working with others who share a common goal but have different expertise and resources.
Noble Research Institute’s mission is “to deliver solutions to great agricultural challenges,” and, in 2018, the organization identified three challenges that frame Noble’s research and education.
In 2018, Noble Research Institute launched a land stewardship pilot project to gather data on four management areas: ecological efficiency, production efficiency, soil resource management and water resource management.
Noble Learning provides farmers and ranchers with targeted educational opportunities that draw together technology, innovation and best management practices.
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.
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.