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Legacy: Winter 2017

10 Truths About Beef

The process of bringing beef from pasture to plate is unique and complex. Here are some facts about beef and the industry that produces it.

A Second Great Era

Bill Buckner, president and CEO, describes how the Noble Research Institute is providing solutions to farmers and ranchers as they, and others in agriculture, realize the opportunities offered by cover crops.

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.

All Beef is Grass-fed

Evan Whitley, Ph.D., reviews the difference between grain-finished and grass-finished beef to help consumers better understand the labels they find in their local grocery stores.

Ask the Expert: James Locke

James Locke, soils and crops consultant, provides a historical perspective on the impact of agriculture practices on the environment and how modern agriculture is able to do more with less.

Build Your Own Tower Garden

Container gardening offers the DIY enthusiast an at-home option for growing your own fruits and vegetables. Learn how to construct your own tiered container garden with this step-by-step tutorial.

Cattle Tags of the Future

All Noble cattle carry three forms of identification; a traditional visual tag and two types of electronic identification. Austin Miles, cattle and technology research associate, reviews why.

Covered

A resurging interest in cover crops raises a new set of practical questions from farmers looking to improve soil health.

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.

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.

In Memoriam: Shelley Mullins

Shelley Mullins, a Noble board of directors member for nearly 20 years, leaves a legacy of generosity and service.

Miracles and Magnolias

No one expected Kevin Newton to live after a tragic automobile accident. But he defied all odds – with the strength, encouragement, and prayers of his family and friends.

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.

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.

The Key to Coming Home

Brenda Myers Brown has lived a life away from the land. Now she's returning to continue her father's legacy and make new memories with her children and grandchildren.