ARDMORE, Okla. — Noble Research Institute has selected Amy E. Hays as the educational services manager in the Agricultural Division.
As educational services manager, Hays will provide support and development to the Agricultural Division for educational programming, producer outreach and community education. She will also redesign how the division's educational services are offered and develop innovative ways to connect with producers.
"The Noble Research Institute is unique because it has embraced education as a culture not a product," Hays said. "Not many people see education as part of their purpose. I look forward to integrating a larger educational role into the existing efforts to enhance the support to agricultural producers."
Hays received her bachelor's degree in wildlife and fisheries sciences and her master's degree in rangeland ecology and management, both from Texas A&M University. Before coming to the Noble Research Institute, she had worked as an emerging technologies specialist at the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources since its inception in 2006. Hays previously worked as a Texas AgriLife Extension Service program specialist.
"Amy brings a wealth of educational programming expertise," said Hugh Aljoe, Noble Research Institute producer relations manager. "She has established herself as a leader in using today's digital technologies to provide information to producers. Hays' unique skill set will provide immediate direction to our producer education and outreach program."
Hays is from Gatesville, Texas. She and her husband, Brian, have three children.
Amy E. Hays was selected as the Noble Research Institute's educational services manager. Hays previously worked with the Texas AgriLife Extension service.
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, Noble’s goal is to achieve regenerative land stewardship in grazing animal production with producer profitability. Achievement of this goal will be measured by farmers and ranchers profitably regenerating hundreds of millions of acres of U.S. grazing lands. Noble aims to remove, mitigate or help producers avoid the barriers that deter the lasting use of regenerative, profitable land management practices in grazing animal production.
Researchers, consultants, educators and ranch staff work together to give farmers and ranchers the skills and tools to regenerate the land in a profitable manner. Noble researchers and educators seek and deliver answers to producer questions concerning regenerative management of pasture and range environments, wildlife, pecan production, and livestock production. Regenerative management recognizes that each decision made on the ranch impacts the interactions of the soil, plants, water, animals and producers. Noble’s 14,000 acres of working ranch lands provide a living laboratory on which to demonstrate and practice regenerative principles and ideas to deliver value to farmers and ranchers across the U.S.
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