The Noble Research Institute works to carry out the vision of Lloyd Noble and find solutions to problems faced by farmers and ranchers, with the goal of creating lasting benefits for all mankind and the natural resources upon which we depend.
To that end, the institute is inviting applications for the Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture program. The program affords undergraduate and graduate degree students the opportunity to work alongside agricultural researchers and consultants and assist farmers, ranchers, and other land owners operating in the cattle belt of the Southern Great Plains to attain financial, production, and quality-of-life goals. Scholars will develop valuable applied agriculture skills, interact with and assist in identifying solutions to real-world issues encountered by producers, and further develop the communication and leadership skills needed to be effective advocates for agriculture. The scholar experience will provide participants a competitive advantage in the development of a career in a leading agricultural field of study, enabling them to positively impact the agriculture industry of tomorrow. At the conclusion of the summer program, scholars will present their findings to the Noble Research Institute agriculture and research community.
Through the program, scholars may pursue research in any of the following subfields: agricultural economic, agricultural education, agricultural leadership, agronomy, animal science, forage-based beef cattle systems, land stewardship, agriculture technologies, pecan and nut crops, specialty agriculture, sustainable agriculture, natural resources management, plant and soil sciences, rangeland ecology and management, or wildlife and fisheries management.
Scholars are awarded a $4,800 stipend for the two-and-a-half-month program (ten weeks in the summer) as well as accommodations at the institute in Ardmore, Oklahoma. In addition, scholars will have access to about 4,500 acres of land, streams, and ponds owned by the Noble Research Institute for recreational use.
To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a college or university in the United States; have completed their sophomore year (at least 60 credit hours) with a declared major in an agriculture-related field (research experience is not required); and be legally authorized to work in the United States.
See the Noble Research Institute website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.