Oklahomans receive agricultural awards
Two scientists with The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and a producer who works with the foundation have received agricultural awards.
ARDMORE — Scientists at The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation recently have earned honors for their work.
The foundation, based in Ardmore, is an independent plant research institute that aims to improve agricultural productivity locally and internationally. Institute scientists are among the leaders in their fields.
Those winning recent awards are Charles Brummer, senior vice president; and Charles Rohla, assistant professor. The foundation itself honored Kent Moore, a Lindsay cattleman.
Brummer has been selected as a Crop Science Society of America Fellow for 2012, according to a news release.
Fellow is the highest honor bestowed by the society; fewer than one in 300 members earn that recognition.
Brummer, director of the foundation's Forage Improvement Division, has worked to improve alfalfa yield and has published several papers on agricultural systems.
“No one deserves this award more than Charlie Brummer,” said Joe Bouton, the foundation professor who nominated his colleague, in the release. “His distinguished research career in plant breeding and genetics, passion for and active participation in teaching at all levels, leadership skills and service to CCSA make him all the more deserving of this recognition.”
Brummer will be recognized during the crop society's annual meeting on Oct. 23 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Rohla received the Herman Hinrichs Citation Award from the Oklahoma Pecan Growers Association during the group's annual meeting in Norman.
The award recognizes someone who has made a significant contribution to the state's pecan industry.
“Rohla is always willing to help in any way he can, no matter the time or day,” Jeff Staggs, the association's awards committee chair, said in a news release. “He goes above and beyond for the pecan industry and producers. He is highly deserving of this award and is a great asset to our industry and our state.”