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Chosen, Challenged and Changed (Forever)

May 19 was a peculiar morning. The air was sticky, and the sky was gray. It was my first day of work as a Lloyd Noble Scholar in Agriculture. Nervous is not a word I commonly use to describe myself, but the anxiety I felt about the summer ahead had my stomach doing somersaults.

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Becoming Fluent in Oklahoman Agriculture

Feral hogs, branding laws, drought, grasshoppers. For most producers in Oklahoma, these words stir up feelings of frustration, stress or dread.

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For Our Plate and Yours: Why We Eat Beef

Avonlea Elkins, Morgan Hannabass, Courtney Hemphill, Ira Parsons and Seth Pratt discuss the role beef plays in fueling an active lifestyle.
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An Unforgettable Summer

As my time at the Noble Research Institute comes to an end, I can't help but think back on all I have had the opportunity to do this summer.

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Growing Our Legacy: Agriculture and Animal Welfare

Courtney Hemphill and Alyssa Sheppard talk about the importance of animal welfare to farmers and ranchers.

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Final summer thoughts: On beef, advocacy and the future

Looking back at what I've accomplished this summer, I must say I feel like the last few weeks have been the most beneficial.

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One short day in OKC

As a digital clock counted down the hour we had to escape, the five of us scrambled to find clues in the books from a glass cabinet, underneath the baskets sitting on the ground and on the map of Oklahoma City that hung from the wall.

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A crash course in contrast

As summer at the Noble Research Institute gets underway, I am certainly excited about the new things that I am seeing, learning and doing. These opportunities are special enough that I don’t even mind the heat. Well, almost.

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Starting a summer adventure at the Noble Research Institute

I did not have many expectations coming into the opportunity other than I had a feeling it was going to be great.

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Like a kid in a candy store

I have had the opportunity to spend quite a bit of time around the personnel at the Noble Research Institute. For this reason, I had been chomping at the bit since I was just a kid for my opportunity to intern here.