Childs is a senior agricultural consultant in the producer relations program, where he serves as an economist. His areas of interest include farm taxation and estate planning, financial budgeting, planning and analysis, and livestock marketing. Childs enjoys working with farm families and helping them achieve their goals. He joined the Noble Research Institute staff in 1978.
Before coming to the Noble Research Institute, Childs spent three years with the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and a short time with the United States Department of Agriculture.
Childs is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He grew up in Pontotoc County near Roff, Oklahoma.