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So one of the tasks we have taken upon ourselves as Summer Scholars is to try out the local fare. One weekend we made the short trip north from Ardmore, Okla., to small town named Davis for barbeque at Smokin' Joe's Rib Ranch.
Brent Weiss has learned about feed efficiency, fire, feral hogs and more, during his time as a Lloyd Noble Scholar in Agriculture.
Cresten Sledge uses bioacoustics recorders to capture the calls of northern bobwhite quail during his summer as a Lloyd Noble Scholar in Agriculture.
Cole Fagen, a Lloyd Noble Scholar in Agriculture, learns the value of growing-season prescribed burns and discovers a new favorite tool: the drip torch.
From academic experts to everyday actions, lessons bring soil health practices to life.
A majority of our time at the Noble Research Institute the past few weeks has been consumed by the scholars' annual grazing project, consisting of prairie species identification and what seemed like endless moving of cattle. Through this process, we became relatively knowledgeable about these native grasslands and all that the prairie encompasses, which up to this point I had only read about in books.
I’m now looking forward to this coming summer in Ardmore with the Noble Research Institute. I can’t wait to unveil the mysteries of science with my fellow scholars and lab members.
A week ago during a quick agricultural consultants meeting, a tour group from the Universidad Autonoma Chapingo was mentioned. The group would be traveling 18 hours from just northeast of Mexico City to visit the Noble Research Institute and I would have the opportunity to assist with the tour.
We started analyzing GrowSafe Beef data today. The GrowSafe Beef system is a ginormous database and the focus of my summer here with the Noble Research Institute.