Gribble, Roger Don 2014 PMA

Gribble, Roger Don 2014 PMA

Roger Gribble, 2014 Professional Master Agronomist, Dept of Plant and Soil SciencesRoger Gribble has been an active member of the OCES team since his hire in 1981.  Most notably is his success as the NW Area Agronomist, a position he has held for twenty years.  Mr. Gribble describes his program as “working with agriculture educators and producers through technical advances in crop production.  Cropping systems include wheat, soybeans, grain sorghum, cotton, corn, and canola.  Work in forage production systems that include alfalfa, improved grasses and native range.”

 

During Mr. Gribble’s tenure as NW Area Agronomist, he has averaged approximately 100 presentations a year with 150 or more annual interactions with producers and OCES professionals.  It is undeniable that Mr. Gribble has had an impact on crop production not only in his area but across the state.

 

Through his work, almost every county established at least one set of wheat plots for demonstration and research purposes.  He also was the leading force for the Lahoma Field Day held each year on the North Central Research Station.  Thousands have attended this event over the years.  Roger was also a proponent and a leader in the educational programming which led to the establishment of canola as an excellent income source and a rotational crop for wheat.  The Okanola project has had significant success across the state.

 

In his time as an Agronomist, Roger became extremely adept in all aspects of production from weed management, soil fertility, crop rotation, and variety and hybrid selection.  Roger maintained a very strong presence in his area via on farm research and demonstration trials.

 

Mr. Gribble’s nominator wrote ‘As a young Extension Specialist, Mr. Gribble was one of my greatest allies and supporters.  He created ample opportunity for me to interact with producers both in meetings and one-on-one settings.  Roger has been one of the greatest proponents in the adoption of the N-Rich Strip and GreenSeeker technology which is now utilized on nearly 500,000 acres of crop land across the state.’

 

Mr. Gribble is also considered the county educator’s biggest supporter.   He referred to his educators as the door step to Oklahoma State University and supported this group with as much vigor as any other Area Agronomist to date.