Morning crests over open range, and golden light reveals a herd of cattle in the distance making their way down a rocky bowl. Behind the long, dusty line are the silhouettes of four cowboys on horseback. Their work-gloved hands wave straw cowboy hats, driving the herd.
"When I used to think about agriculture, I'd think about just animals and hay," said Jessie Pullen, 14. "But now I see that it is so much more. It has economics, wildlife, conservation and science in it. It's all really cool stuff."
Robert Wells does not usually talk about his 8th birthday. But with a dozen sets of eyes trained on him during the Noble Research Institutes 5th Annual Ag Safety Day, Wells detailed his most painful childhood memory.
For the most part, every student in every biology class across the country that uses common light microscopes are typically only looking at dead cells. Death, of course, makes biology the study of living organisms highly problematic.