Locke serves as a soils and crops consultant in the producer relations program. He assists agricultural producers with soil fertility evaluation and recommendations, weed and pest management recommendations, and forage and agronomic crop production.
Prior to joining Noble Research Institute in 2004, Locke managed a private contract research company in West Texas and eastern New Mexico. In that capacity, he worked with a wide variety of agronomic and horticultural crops, conducting research on herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, plant growth regulators, adjuvants, fertilizers and additives.
Locke grew up in Lubbock, Texas.