Noble Foundation scientist wins award
Twain Butler, of The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, has won the 2012 Young Crop Scientist Award.
ARDMORE — Twain Butler, a research agronomist and associate professor at The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, has won the 2012 Young Crop Scientist Award from the Crop Science Society of America.
The award honors scientists ages 40 and under who have made outstanding contributions to crop science.
“Butler has been an outstanding extension specialist and researcher and has published an impressive body of research in a variety of agronomic fields,” Jim Muir, the society's Young Crop Scientist committee chairman, said in a news release.
“However, he stands out not just because of this volume. His scientific curiosity and rigor combine to ensure that his research stretches our scientific envelope in the field of crop science, all despite his professional youth.”
Butler's work focuses on establishing, managing and producing forage grasses such as alfalfa, tall fescue and switch grass, according to the release. He has authored or co-authored 51 refereed journal articles, 61 abstracts, 16 reviewed proceedings papers, eight extension publications, one grower guide and a book chapter.
He has degrees from Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M.
He will be honored Oct. 23 at a society breakfast in Cincinnati, Ohio.