The Noble Research Institute is accepting applications for its 2018 Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture program.
The program offers scholars the opportunity to work alongside agricultural professionals at one of the nation's foremost agricultural consultation and research organizations in any of the following areas: animal science and livestock management (emphasis on forage-based ruminant systems), agricultural economics, agronomy, horticulture, range management, soils and crops, and wildlife and fisheries.
Scholars work alongside agricultural researchers and consultants who assist farmers, ranchers, and other land owners operating in the cattle belt of the southern Great Plains to attain their 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 enhance communication and leadership skills necessary to be effective advocates for agriculture. The objective of the scholar experience is to provide participants with a competitive advantage in the development of a career in a leading agricultural field of study, thus 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.
The Ag Scholars program start date can vary but typically begins in mid-May and ends in mid-August. Scholars work forty hours a week and earn approximately $4,800 during the two-and-a half month program. In addition, the institute will provide accommodations for all out-of-area scholars.
To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a college or university in the United States, with said program resulting in the award of a baccalaureate, master's or associate's degree; have completed their sophomore year (at least sixty 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 (for any employer).
See the NRI website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.