Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

College Students Join Noble Foundation for Summer

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

College Students Join Noble Foundation for Summer

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ARDMORE - A group of college students is at the Noble Foundation in Ardmore this summer for the Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture and the Noble Summer Research Scholars in Plant Science programs.

Students in the program work with Noble Foundation staff members.

The Lloyd Noble Scholars program offers students the opportunity to work alongside agricultural professionals in six core areas: animal science and livestock management, agricultural economics, horticulture, range and pasture management, soils and crops, and wildlife and fisheries.

Noble Summer Research Scholars conduct plant science research with mentor scientists in the laboratories and greenhouse facilities of the Noble Foundation.

"These scholar programs offer a tremendous learning experience," said Bill Buckner, president and CEO of the Noble Foundation. "The students are given the rare opportunity to work in a real-world setting; learn from some of the best minds in their selected fields; and make contributions that can actually impact the scientific community, agricultural producers and even consumers."

The 2016 Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture are Abby Biedenbach, University of Idaho, agricultural economics, animal science-dairy production and mathematics; Christopher Gillespie, Michigan State University, crop and soil sciences, agronomic science; Bray Haven, Oklahoma State University, agricultural business; Hammons Hepner, Oklahoma State University, agricultural economics and finance; Zach Johnson, Texas A&M University, wildlife ecology and conservation; Kayla Mercer, University of Florida, animal science; Elizabeth Palmer, Pennsylvania State University, animal science; Alec Ritzell, Sul Ross University, natural resources management; and Callie Zoeller, Oklahoma State University, plant and soil science. …

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