Noble Research Institute Announces the Notable Regenerative Ag Experts Leading its 2024 Essentials Courses

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The ten experienced facilitators lead the Noble Land Essentials and Noble Grazing Essentials courses throughout the Great Plains region. 

ARDMORE, Okla. (Feb. 15, 2024) – Farmers and ranchers who enroll in regenerative ranching courses from Noble Research Institute, the nation’s largest independent agricultural research organization, will learn from a select group of expert advisors and facilitators with decades of combined experience in soil health and the management of grazing, ranchlands, wildlife habitats and more.    

Whether taking the Noble Land Essentials soil health course or the Noble Grazing Essentials course, ranchers will benefit from more than 200 years of experience offered by the selected advisors and facilitators leading these in-person, hands-on workshops. The experts will provide insight and expertise about how to manage for increased profits, healthier livestock and more resilient grazing lands, and participants will benefit from the first-hand knowledge and experience of the following Noble facilitators:  

Noble Land Essentials Facilitators 

  • Jim Johnson, senior regenerative ranching advisor at Noble, with 28 years of industry experience specializing in cover crops, soil health testing and no-till.  
  • Will Moseley, regenerative ranching advisor at Noble, with 15 years in the industry with expertise in a wide range of wildlife and ranchland ecology topics.  
  • Mike Porter, senior regenerative ranching advisor at Noble, with 46 years of industry experience, including the management of small impoundments, aquatic vegetation, wildlife and overall ranchland ecology. 
  • Steven Smith, regenerative ranching advisor at Noble, with 20 years of experience in rangeland management, wildlife habitat and prescribed burning. 
  • Steve Swaffar, regenerative ranching advisor at Noble, with 25 years of experience focused on soil health, water storage and conservation, and surface-water quality. 

Noble Grazing Essentials Facilitators 

  • Devlon Ford, regenerative ranching advisor at Noble, with 35 years of experience with grazing, ranch infrastructure, and animal health and handling. 
  • Josh Gaskamp, regenerative ranching manager at Noble, with 18 years of experience in wildlife and rangeland ecology. His specialties include apiculture, small ruminants and prescribed fire. 
  • Charles Rohla, senior regenerative ranching advisor at Noble, with 22 years in the industry focused on pecan production, silvopasture and grazing management. 
  • Caitlin Word, regenerative ranching advisor at Noble, with nine years of industry experience in her field of ruminant nutrition. She focuses on increasing forage utilization with grazing animals and reducing ranch costs through livestock management. 

Noble is committed to assisting farmers and ranchers as they explore and implement regenerative management practices. Both the Noble Land Essentials and the Noble Grazing Essentials courses offer attendees an immersive, in-person approach to learning the principles needed to enhance and restore the soil, improve the resilience of grazing land and reach livestock grazing goals through regenerative management.    

Registration is open for course locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas, with discounts available for current college students, members of tribal nations, active-duty military and veterans. 

To learn more about Noble Research Institute and its educational programs, please visit

Noble Research Institute is the nation’s largest nonprofit agricultural research organization, serving farmers and ranchers with research, education and mentorship for regenerating soil health to improve their land, livestock and livelihood. Since 1945, Noble Research Institute has been a leading, trusted resource in agricultural research and education dedicated to land stewardship. Demonstrating our ongoing commitment to regenerating our nation’s grazing lands, Noble actively manages 13,500 acres of working ranchlands to provide real-world insights and applications for farmers and ranchers.

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