A quick high level update on a number of activities pertinent to the Ecosystem Services Market program. Thanks to those active ESM members for their continuous contributions to this ambitious effort.
Noble Research Institute economics program lead and agricultural economics consultant Myriah Johnson, Ph.D., and agriculture technology applications coordinator Dillon Payne have been selected to participate in Oklahoma Agricultural Leadership Program (OALP) Class XIX.
The Noble Research Institute’s Ecosystem Service Market (ESM) Program is pleased to announce the award of a contract for protocol development for ecosystem service market credits from agricultural working lands has been awarded to Kieser & Associates, LLC (K&A).
The latest request for proposals, which has just been released, is a communications RFP designed to solicit an agency of record to support the ESM program. The selected firm will help the ESM program develop its branding and positioning strategy and help devise outreach campaigns to ranchers and farmers, key stakeholders, investors, buyers, and program supporters.
The Noble Research Institute, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, the Oklahoma Prescribed Burn Association (OPBA), and the Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture will co-host a Growing Season Prescribed Burn Field Day to discuss the benefits and proper use of prescribed burning for land management.
The sunflowers along Sam Noble Parkway are being grown as a cover crop and as a border around cover crop research plots.
Noble Research Institute researchers have developed and released a new tall fescue variety called Chisholm to provide a new forage option for agricultural producers in western Oklahoma and Texas.
Since the Noble Research Institute announced the creation of the new voluntary ecosystem services market Feb. 21, the steering committee and eight working committees guiding the effort have been exceptionally busy. This week, a request for proposals will be released to select companies to solicit an agency of record to support the ESM program.
The Noble Research Institute presented Jimmy Kinder with the 2018 Leonard Wyatt Memorial Outstanding Cooperator Award during a special presentation today at the Texoma Cattlemen’s Conference.
Producers can now easily access Oklahoma cattle auction data using two new web-based tools created by the Noble Research Institute's agriculture economics consultants and computing services team.