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Goodwin joins Noble Research Institute's Agricultural Division

Noble Research Institute has selected Jeff Goodwin as a new pasture and range consultant in the Agricultural Division.

Rangeland society selects two consultants for boards

ARDMORE, Okla. — Two Noble Research Institute pasture and range consultants have been selected to serve on Society for Range Management (SRM) boards of directors. Jeff Goodwin was chosen as a...

5 Reasons Why Soil Biology Matters on the Farm

Success and long-term viability for most agricultural enterprises ultimately hinges on the health of their soil. This is true for beef operations in the Southern Great Plains to row crop farms in the Midwest.

For the Future

Meredith Ellis holds a deep appreciation for the ranch and its role in society.

Noble Land Stewardship Program Aims to Help Ranchers Put Numbers to the Value They Bring to Society

When asked about his cow-calf operation in Blooming Grove, Texas, Gary Price doesn’t open with the number of cows he runs or the breed he raises. Instead, he starts with the soil, describing...

Ask the Expert: How Do I Get Started on Improving My Land?

Jeff Goodwin shares advice from more than 15 years of working with ranchers and other land managers.

Grazing cover crops requires management and balance

Mixed-species forage crops can have similar benefits as traditional cover crops.

Top 10 Traits of a Successful Grazing Land Manager

According to recent data, the number of people moving to Southern Great Plains states like Texas is more than 1,400 per day. Private lands in the U.S. are undergoing significant changes. For example,...

Cover Crop Economic Considerations

Many factors should be considered to determine the economic value of cover crops.

Is Prescribed Fire a Friend or Foe to Soil Health?

Without fire on rangelands, many of the soil health building principles are much harder to achieve.

Know the Soil's Condition Before Reseeding Rangeland

Soil health plays an important role in successful rangeland plantings. Here is what's happening above and below ground.

Why We Need Prescribed Fire

Fire is essential to the health of the Southern Great Plains. Prescribed fire is a management tool that benefits the land in a safe, planned way.

5 Reasons Why Soil Biology Matters on the Farm

Success and long-term viability for most agricultural enterprises ultimately hinges on the health of their soil. This is true for beef operations in the Southern Great Plains to row crop farms in the Midwest.

Top 10 Misconceptions in Grazing Management

Understanding and avoiding these top 10 misconceptions about grazing management can help ranchers increase production of both forage and pounds of beef.

How Can You See Soil Health?

Many soil health measures require laboratory analysis. However, there are a few indicators a person can look and smell for right in the field.

Why Ecosystems and Their Management Are the Essence of Land Stewardship

The more we use systems thinking in land stewardship, the more we reduce unintended consequences of management decisions on soil health and ecosystem services.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Get Started on Improving My Land?

Jeff Goodwin shares advice from more than 15 years of working with ranchers and other land managers.

How to Reduce Your Risk When Improving Rangeland

Jeff Goodwin offers tips for successfully implementing mechanical and chemical brush management as well as rangeland planting.

Understand These 8 Grazing Metrics to Make Better Decisions on the Ranch

Foundational management metrics include stocking rate, carrying capacity, animal demand and animal unit, allowable forage and harvest efficiency, grazeable acres, stock density, grazeable days per pasture, and stock days per acre.

Building Soil Organic Carbon With Plant Roots

Soil organic carbon is an essential piece of regenerating the health of grazing lands and requires a look at roots.

Regenerative Agriculture Is About Direction Over Perfection

For most agricultural enterprises, success and long-term viability ultimately hinges on soil health.

What You Should Be Monitoring on Native Rangelands in May

May is a good time to monitor rainfall, grazing utilization and invasive species, as well as to prepare for stockpiling. 

Look for These Soil Health Indicators in the Field

Soil color and structure, the presence of biological activity like earthworms and dung beetles, rooting resistance, and soil smell can help farmers and ranchers determine the health of their soils.

Understanding Soils With the Help of Sensors

Noble researchers are using sensors to gain a better understanding of the effects of tillage and cover crops on soil moisture, temperature, erosion and organic carbon.