Johnson Receives Soil Health, Conservation Leader Award
The Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts recognizes individuals who demonstrate leadership, dedication and expertise in land conservation.
ARDMORE, Okla. — Noble Research Institute soils and crops consultant Jim Johnson received the 2019 Oklahoma Association of Conservation District (OACD) President’s Award. He was honored at the association’s annual meeting in February.
The award recognizes Johnson as one of the leading experts and promotors of soil health in Oklahoma and for his contributions to the state conservation districts.
Johnson’s areas of interest include no-till, cover crops and soil health. He works daily with farmers and ranchers to improve their operations. Johnson has more than 20 years of experience in plant and soil sciences, including 18 years as a Noble Research Institute consultant. He is a certified crop adviser and certified agricultural irrigation specialist.
Johnson earned his bachelor’s degree in soil science from the University of Illinois and master’s degree in agronomy from Oklahoma State University.
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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