1. Staff

Forage Agronomy Laboratory

The Forage Agronomy Laboratory develops best management practices and remote sensing tools for the new cultivars developed by Noble Research Institute forage breeding programs. The applied research emphasis is on establishment, management, production and economics of grazing tall fescue, bermudagrass, wheat and alfalfa systems. Sensor systems to predict biomass yield and crude protein are being developed to increase efficiency of the breeding programs and develop management tools to producers. The goal of optimizing forage systems could provide a year-around grazing that could decrease feed, hay and nitrogen fertilizer costs, resulting in increased profits for livestock producers and environmental benefits.

Sindy Interrante, Ph.D.
Sindy Interrante, Ph.D.

Technical Scientist

Stocker Grazing Systems

Thomas James
Thomas James

Ag Technology Assistant FTT

Butler FFAR Cover Crop

Tanka Kandel, Ph.D.
Tanka Kandel, Ph.D.

Soil Specialist

Stocker Grazing Systems

Sonisa Sharma, Ph.D.
Sonisa Sharma, Ph.D.

Research Associate 1 - FTT

Butler FFAR Cover Crop

Jimmy Stein
Jimmy Stein

Senior Research Associate 2

Stocker Grazing Systems