As Bill Buckner steps off the stage as president and CEO of the Noble Research Institute, he knows there is still much left to do for agriculture before he calls it a career.
Jimmy Emmons, a farmer and rancher from Leedey, Oklahoma, describes Bill Buckner, retiring president and CEO of the Noble Research Institute, as a prized friend whose kindness and generosity will leave as large a mark as his on-the-job accomplishments.
Jay Vroom, chief information officer of Vroom Leigh Agriculture, LLC and former CEO of CropLife America, describes Bill Buckner, retiring president and CEO of the Noble Research Institute, as a life-long advocate for modern agriculture.
Wayne Honeycutt, Ph.D., Soil Health Institute president and CEO, says Bill Buckner, retiring president and CEO of the Noble Research Institute, has significantly contributed to the surge of national and international interest in soil health.
Rob Myers, Ph.D., regional coordinator for North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education at the University of Missouri, describes Bill Buckner, retiring president and CEO of the Noble Research Institute, as an advocate for cover crops who is committed to helping farmers and ranchers overcome challenges in adopting them for their soil health benefits.
In 2015, Lee Wayne Stepp embarked on a journey to improve his southwestern Oklahoma soil through cover crops and no-till. Three years later, he shares some of the ups and downs and why he is keeping to the path.
Elison Blancaflor, Ph.D., who leads the Noble Research Institute Plant Cell Biology Laboratory, has sent plants into orbit twice thanks to NASA grants. Now he gets the opportunity to study plants in space-like conditions on Earth. Learning about how plants put down roots on Earth and in space will address great agricultural challenges by positively impacting soil health and improving the crop’s efficiency in acquiring resources it needs to grow.
Mike Proctor, Noble Research Institute ag technology research associate, explains the basics behind how GPS helps calculate your location and offers a demonstration activity.
Computational models allow Ana Paez-Garcia, Ph.D., to look inside roots and gain knowledge that could eventually yield crop varieties better able to withstand drought.
Five Noble Research Institute employees share who they would have dinner with if they could have dinner with anyone from any time period.
Suresh Bhamidimarri, Ph.D., who leads the Noble Research Institute Forage Legumes and Cover Crops Breeding Laboratory, shares his recipe for mint-infused coconut rice.
Yuhong Tang, Ph.D., manager of the Noble Research Institute Genomics Core Facility, shares her recipe for Thai chicken curry, which has become a favorite among Noble employees.
Thousands of people visit the Noble Research Institute visit the Noble Research Institute each year. Wide-eyed students ready to conduct hands-on experiments. Agricultural producers eager to improve their operations. Visiting scientists, civic groups, teachers, the steady flow offers a familiar backseat to the organization’s rhythm.