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Rangeland society selects two consultants for boards

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Posted Dec. 14, 2016

ARDMORE, Okla. — Two Noble Research Institute pasture and range consultants have been selected to serve on Society for Range Management (SRM) boards of directors.

Jeff Goodwin was chosen as a director on the national board, and Rob Cook was elected to the Oklahoma section board. Both will serve until 2019.

"This is quite an accomplishment for Jeff and Rob," said Billy Cook, Ph.D., Noble Research Institute Agricultural Division director. "It's a testament to their professionalism and the respect their peers have for them. They are both knowledgeable advocates for rangeland management issues and are effective in communicating those issues to producers and others in the agriculture industry."

Goodwin recently joined the Noble Research Institute in May 2016 after working with landowners for 15 years as a Natural Resources Conservation Service rangeland specialist.

"The Society for Range Management fosters and promotes science-based solutions that address the many issues affecting our native rangelands globally," Goodwin said. "I am proud and honored to have a small role in this process and do my part."

Rob Cook joined the Noble Research Institute in 2015 after working as a Natural Resources Conservation Service rangeland specialist for 11 years.

"I'm honored to be elected," Rob Cook said. "I look forward to working alongside the Oklahoma section's leadership and members to continue to be an important voice for rangeland management throughout the state and beyond."

The Society for Range Management is dedicated to supporting people who work with rangelands and have a commitment to the sustainable use, conservation and management of rangelands for the benefit of current societies and future generations.

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Noble Research Institute Pasture and Range Consultants Jeff Goodwin and Rob Cook were elected to the national and Oklahoma Society of Range Management boards of directors, respectively.

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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