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Cattlemen’s Leadership Academy Selects Braunagel, Hebbert

The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Leadership Academy provides young members the opportunity to learn more about the state’s beef industry.

Posted Aug. 7, 2019

ARDMORE, Okla. — Noble Research Institute research assistant Brooks Braunagel and livestock consultant Caitlin Hebbert were selected to the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Leadership Academy (CLA) class 27.

Braunagel joined the Noble Research Institute in 2015 and is a research assistant on Noble’s ranches. Braunagel assists with all ranching operations and helps collect data using electronic identification tags and cattle movement.

Braunagel owns and manages a small cow-calf operation, where he practices rotational grazing and no-till planting throughout the year.

Hebbert joined the Noble Research Institute in 2018 and is a livestock consultant in Noble’s producer relations program. Her areas of interest include precondition management, grazing cattle nutrition and replacement heifer development.

Hebbert was raised on large cow-calf operations in far West Texas and southeastern New Mexico. She earned her bachelor’s degree in animal science from West Texas A&M University and her master’s degree in ruminant nutrition from New Mexico State University.

CLA is targeted for beef producers ages 25 to 40. The program is designed to develop young members through industry exposure, education and association communication. CLA consists of a series of four seminars that will provide participants the opportunity to explore the state’s cattle industry, gain essential information and network with fellow Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association members.

Brooks BraunagelBrooks Braunagel, Noble Research Institute research assistant, was selected to the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Leadership Academy.
Caitlin HebbertCaitlin Hebbert, Noble Research Institute research livestock consultant, was selected to the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Leadership Academy.

Noble Research Institute, LLC (www.noble.org) is an independent nonprofit agricultural research organization dedicated to delivering solutions to great agricultural challenges. Headquartered in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the Noble Research Institute conducts fundamental, translational and applied research; offers no-cost consultation and education to farmers, ranchers and land managers; operates seven research and demonstration farms; and educates students of all ages about science and agriculture. The Noble Research Institute was founded by Lloyd Noble, an Oklahoma oilman and philanthropist, in 1945 as The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation to advance agriculture and land stewardship.

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