ARDMORE, Okla. — Taylor McAtee of La Cygne, Kan., was one of 14 college students who were recently honored as the 2019 Lloyd Noble Scholars.

The scholars traveled to the Noble Research Institute in Ardmore, Okla., for the opportunity to work side-by-side with Noble consultants and researchers.

The Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture program offers students the opportunity to work with agricultural professionals in six core areas of expertise: animal science and livestock management, agricultural economics, horticulture, range and pasture management, soils and crops, and wildlife and fisheries.

The 2019 Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture are:

• Taylor McAtee, Kansas State University

• Mason Blinson, Oklahoma State University

• Camille Carey, Tarleton State University

• Richard Duncan, Lubbock Christian University

• Jacob Hefley, College of the Ozarks

• Amber Oerly, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College

• Charlotte Talbott, North Carolina State University

• Kenneth Watkins, Oklahoma State University

• Cheyenne Ward, Sam Houston State University

The Lloyd Noble Scholars in Plant Science program provides students the chance to conduct plant science research with mentor scientists in Noble Research Institute laboratories and greenhouse facilities.

The 2019 Lloyd Noble Scholars in Plant Science are:

• Elizabeth Antonelli, Gordon College

• Bailey Christie, Southeastern Oklahoma University

• Gretta Buttelmann, Missouri State University

• Kevin Dunning, North Carolina State University

• Seth Epling, University of Vermont

Students selected for the agriculture or plant science program must demonstrate academic merit and complete a rigorous application and interview process.