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I started off the summer more than 1,200 miles away from home, not knowing a single soul in Oklahoma. I am completing my final week at Noble with eight great new friends and countless mentors and contacts.
My first week at the Noble Research Institute has flown by and has been packed with meeting new people, learning about a new state and settling into my summer home in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
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.
2019 Lloyd Noble Scholar in Agriculture Amber Oerly describes a variety of summer activities: conducting prescribed burns, touring an agritourism farm and helping tag feral hogs.
2019 Lloyd Noble Scholar in Agriculture Mason Blinson used her summer experiences to advance her interest in animal and plant interactions, including best timing of prescribed pasture burns.
Jake Hefley shares his experiences as a Lloyd Noble Scholar in Agriculture, which included a record-keeping project and learning about prescribed fire and feral hogs.
Chuck Coffey uses prescribed fire to boost the land’s health and ability to support beef cattle.
The Noble Research Institute, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, the Oklahoma Prescribed Burn Association (OPBA), and the Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture will co-host a Growing Season Prescribed Burn Field Day to discuss the benefits and proper use of prescribed burning for land management.