1. Staff

Jeff Goodwin

Conservation Stewardship Leader and Pasture and Range Consultant

Goodwin is a pasture and range consultant in the producer relations program.

Before coming to the Noble Research Institute in 2016, Goodwin was the state rangeland management specialist for U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Temple, Texas. Prior to that, Goodwin worked as the NRCS state grazing land specialist and provided leadership and coordination to the Texas Grazing Land Coalition. During Goodwin's 14-year career with NRCS, he worked in multiple locations in Texas as a rangeland management specialist helping producers and landowners meet their management objectives. Previously, Goodwin worked as a research associate in the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Service Range Animal Nutrition Program in Vernon, Texas.

Goodwin was raised in Northeast Texas but has spent the majority of his life in Central Texas.

Education
  • Master of Science in Agriculture (Range Animal Science), Tarleton State University, 2001
  • Bachelor of Science in Range and Ranch Management, Tarleton State University, 1999
Certifications
  • Certified Professional in Rangeland Management, Society for Range Management
Honors
  • Texas Section Society for Range Management Fellow Award, 2015
  • USDA-NRCS National Rangeland Conservationist of the Year, 2014
  • Texas Section Society for Range Management Publication Award for "Grazing, Hunting, and Endangered Species Management are Compatible Practices: Diversifying Income Through a Multi-species Approach," 2014
  • Excellence in Rangeland Management, Society for Rangeland Management, 2014
  • National Outstanding Young Rangeland Professional, Society for Rangeland Management, 2011
  • Excellence in Rangeland Management, Society for Rangeland Management, 2011
  • Outstanding Young Professional in Rangeland Management, Texas Section Society for Range Management, 2008
Professional Memberships
  • American Forage and Grassland Council
  • Oklahoma Cattleman's Association
  • Society for Range Management
    • Kansas Section
    • Oklahoma Section
    • Texas Section
  • Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association