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A summer unexpected

Nothing starts solid friendships like a box of beef jerky, a storm shelter, a water-logged computer and an obligatory selfie.

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GMOs and What They Mean to You

Conner Carroll and Helen Holstein urge the public to look at the facts about genetically modified organisms in our food supply.

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Desert

As I watched this ballet of wind and water elementals I thought quietly to myself—actually I had to scream-think it because of the noise of the maelstrom – "Boy, was this Iowa boy ever ignorant. How could I ever have thought that this place was a desert?"

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More than Plows, Cows, and Sows

When Center for Pecan and Specialty Agriculture manager Charles Rohla asked me to help at this year's Oklahoma Pecan Growers Association Convention, I was elated to expand my knowledge on this specialty crop.

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Rain is not always a good thing

Before I left home to head to Ardmore, I was told numerous times that I needed a boat in order to get around. I didn’t take much heed to this advice, though I almost needed to.

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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.

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Becoming a Scientist

This summer, I hope to complete a project that contributes to a larger goal of improving how farmers around the world are able to grow their crops. 

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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.