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Noble Research Institute Sets Careers in Motion for College Students

Each summer, the Noble Research Institute provides more than a dozen college students with a life-changing experience, not just an internship.

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ARDMORE, Okla. — Fourteen students traveled to the Noble Research Institute in Ardmore, Oklahoma, for the opportunity to work side-by-side with Noble consultants and researchers.

The Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture program offers students the opportunity to work with agricultural professionals in six core areas of expertise: animal science and livestock management, agricultural economics, horticulture, range and pasture management, soils and crops, and wildlife and fisheries.

The 2019 Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture are:

  • Mason Blinson, Oklahoma State University
  • Camille Carey, Tarleton State University
  • Richard Duncan, Lubbock Christian University
  • Jacob Hefley, College of the Ozarks
  • Amber Oerly, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
  • Charlotte Talbott, North Carolina State University
  • Kenneth Watkins, Oklahoma State University
  • Cheyenne Ward, Sam Houston State University
  • Taylor McAtee, Kansas State University

The Lloyd Noble Scholars in Plant Science program provides students the chance to conduct plant science research with mentor scientists in Noble Research Institute laboratories and greenhouse facilities.

The 2019 Lloyd Noble Scholars in Plant Science are:

  • Elizabeth Antonelli, Gordon College
  • Bailey Christie, Southeastern Oklahoma University
  • Gretta Buttelmann, Missouri State University
  • Kevin Dunning, North Carolina State University
  • Seth Epling, University of Vermont

Students selected for the agriculture or plant science program must demonstrate academic merit and complete a rigorous application and interview process.

For more information about the Lloyd Noble Scholar programs, please visit www.noble.org/education/scholar-program.

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Noble Research Institute cattle and technology research associate Devlon Ford shows Nicole Sederstrom,a 2018 agriculture scholar how to record cattle information in Noble’s database.Noble Research Institute cattle and technology research associate Devlon Ford shows Nicole Sederstrom,a 2018 agriculture scholar how to record cattle information in Noble’s database.
Kaylynn Ashby, a 2018 plant scholar and Cody Burton, research technician, culture bacteria in one of Noble’s research labs as part of Kaylynn’s scholar project.Kaylynn Ashby, a 2018 plant scholar and Cody Burton, research technician, culture bacteria in one of Noble’s research labs as part of Kaylynn’s scholar project.

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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