ARDMORE, Okla. — Noble Research Institute Industry Relations and Stewardship Manager Chad Ellis has been selected to serve on the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board under the direction of U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.
Ellis is one of 10 new appointees who will serve three-year terms. He represents national conservation or natural resource groups as outlined in the Agricultural Act of 2014. At the Noble Research Institute, Ellis manages industry relations and land stewardship efforts to advocate and promote the benefits of agricultural production with a focus on stewardship.
"Our success hinges on forming collaborative relationships with other like-minded organizations throughout the agriculture sector to further address challenges that face regional and national agriculture," Ellis said. “It’s an honor to be selected to represent national conservation and natural resource groups and to continue our national efforts to keep working lands productive and intact for years to come.”
The NAREEE Board regularly advises Secretary Perdue and land-grant colleges and universities on top national priorities and policies related to food and agricultural research, education, extension, and economics. The board’s main objective is to contribute to effective federal agricultural research, education and economics programs through broad stakeholder feedback and sound science. Board members also perform an annual review of the relevance of and adequacy of funding for those programs.
“Chad is a knowledgeable advocate for conservation and land stewardship issues,” said Bill Buckner, Noble Research Institute president and CEO. “He is effective in communicating those issues to farmers, ranchers, landowners and others in the agriculture industry. Agriculture’s deep connections to the economy, society and the land make it one of the most important frontiers for stewardship. Today, we continue to research ways that land stewardship and markets promote creative conservation and reward private landowners who conserve the public interest.”
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Noble Research Institute, LLC (www.noble.org) is an independent nonprofit agricultural research organization dedicated to delivering solutions to great agricultural challenges. Headquartered in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the Noble Research Institute conducts fundamental, translational and applied research; offers no-cost consultation and education to farmers, ranchers and land managers; operates seven research and demonstration farms; and educates students of all ages about science and agriculture. The Noble Research Institute was founded by Lloyd Noble, an Oklahoma oilman and philanthropist, in 1945 as The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation to advance agriculture and land stewardship.