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One Quail of an Experience

Cresten Sledge uses bioacoustics recorders to capture the calls of northern bobwhite quail during his summer as a Lloyd Noble Scholar in Agriculture.

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Where There Is Smoke, There Are Scholars

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.

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Bat Bridge kayaking and Noble Sandwich Co.

The Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin, Texas, is a famous home to approximately 1.5 million bats during the summer months, and every night at sunset, crowds gather to watch the nocturnal animals swarm out from their nests beneath the bridge.

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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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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.

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A close-up look at Setaria viridis

From my first week at the Noble Research Institute, I’ve been growing and taking care of several flats of Setaria viridis, more commonly known as green foxtails.

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Four things I’ve learned from mob grazing

One of my projects while interning with the Noble Research Institute was a "mob," or high stock density grazing, simulation.

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Oklahoma, here I come!

To learn more, I searched for the Noble Research Institute on my phone and started with their operational principles. I knew then that Noble was different from most research organizations.

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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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Destination: Nebraska

I have traveled a couple of miles in my short lifetime, but generally my time has been spent inside conference centers. This trip was a little different.