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In 2004, the Noble Research Institute established the Leonard Wyatt Memorial Outstanding Cooperator Award. The award honors an agricultural producer who exemplifies what the term "cooperator" implies; someone who has an active relationship with Noble Research Institute, demonstrates superb operational proficiency, and willingly shares experiences and expertise with other producers. This award is given annually to one of 1,600 farmers and ranchers who work with the Noble Research Institute.
Destiny Ranch is committed to feeding high quality cattle by improving the soils, and forage areas. The Ranch’s pledge to the customer is to provide high quality products and to establish sufficient facilities for visitors entering the ranch and to ensure the cattle are cared for and worked with as little stress possible. The customer at Destiny Ranch will be treated as a distinguished and welcomed guest.
Destiny Ranch is involved with teaching and demonstrating to others the importance and value of grazing management to improve the soils health. The ranch hosts seminars each year to encourage an understanding of how to improve the grass output and protect the soils and the costs associated with protecting the grounds we graze.
William is the past president of the Pottowattomie Cattlemen Association and the Oklahoma south central district representative for the Oklahoma Cattleman's association. He is also a member of the Noble Foundation strategic planning for grazing lands, Noble Foundation planning for Stocker cattle, and the Oklahoma Grazing Land Coalition.
Noble Research Institute presented William and Karen Payne with the 2019 Leonard Wyatt Memorial Outstanding Cooperator Award for their dedication to land stewardship and education. Full article HERE.
The Leonard Wyatt Memorial Outstanding Cooperator Award is given annually to one of the 1,600 farmers and ranchers who work with the Noble Research Institute’s producer relations program.
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After Gov. Kevin Stitt signed Senate Bill 392, prohibiting “certain misleading or deceptive practices” in labeling meat products, Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association released a celebratory statement. Full article from the Oklahoma Gazette.
In July, 2018 a nomination was submitted to the Oklahoma Conservation Commission for the Leopold Conservation Award. The award celebrates land stewardship and the hard work it takes to enhancing our environment. While we won't know the outcome of that nomination, we are very proud to share our responses to the in depth and detailed application. Read more about how we care for and maintain the land we are so proud of HERE.
Great Plains Living is the official magazine of Great Plains Kubota, your Oklahoma Kubota dealer. In Great Plains Living you will find informative and entertaining information about the rural areas in which we live. In the Spring 2017 issue, find an article on Good Grass.
William & Karen have subscribed to the adage of "if you clear it, it will grow" and Fields of Dreams are just that. Great Plains Living (Great Plains Kubota);
Noble Foundation helps couple fulfill lifelong dream of Fulfilling Their Destiny.