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Executive Officers.

Chad Selman, President

 

Jared Miller, Vice-President

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Mike Spradling, Past President

Professional Career
  • Former Director and President of Broken Arrow and Coweta Co-Op

  • Director and former President of Tulsa County Farm Bureau

  • Former Director and President of Oklahoma Farm Bureau

  • Former Director of the American Farm Bureau

  • Former Director of Farm Bureau Bank

  • Former Director Farm Bureau Life

  • Former Director of the Oklahoma Banking Commission

  • Trustee and former President of Indian Electric Co-Op

  • President of Oklahoma Pecan Growers Association

  • Council member of American Pecan Council

  • Member of U S Pecan Growers Council

  • Trustee of Tulsa County Public Facilities Authority

Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Oklahoma State University, 1970

  • Minor in Accounting and Agriculture, Oklahoma State University, 1970

  • Associates Degree in Health Care Supervision

  • Broken Arrow High, 1966

 

Charles Rohla conducts high-quality pecan research and provides relevant information to producers through data-driven results to help them address the problems they face. He also leads efforts to bring specialty agriculture groups together for a better understanding of the needs and issues facing progressive agricultural enterprises. Research projects include new growing methods, increased crop production and new technologies.

Prior to coming to the Noble Research Institute, Rohla worked at the Animal Science Nutrition Physiology Research Center at Oklahoma State University. His graduate research focused on alternate bearing of pecans and the effect of carbohydrate concentration and nitrogen and potassium levels in pecan tissues.

 

Rohla was raised on a farm in northwest Oklahoma where his family operated a wheat and stocker cattle farm and stocker growing lot. Rohla is active in various state and national agriculture organizations. His current agriculture operation focuses on show-quality American Quarter Horse Association and American Paint Horse Association horses, Duroc show pigs and hay production.

Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Crop Science, Oklahoma State University, 2006

  • Master of Science in Agricultural Education, Oklahoma State University, 2002

  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, Oklahoma State University, 1998

Honors
  • 40 Under 40 in Agriculture, Vance Publishing, 2013

  • Blue Ribbon Communication Award, Southern Region American Society for Horticultural Science, 2013

  • The Journal Record Achievers Under 40, 2013

  • Congressional Citation Award, State of Oklahoma, 2012

  • Herman Hinrichs Citation Award, Oklahoma Pecan Growers Association, 2012

  • Blue Ribbon Communication Award, Southern Region American Society for Horticultural Science, 2009

Patents
  • Monteros, et. al., Methods for identifying pecan tree cultivars. Unpublished (filed Mar 21, 2016).

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Regional Board Members.

Bob Knight, Past President

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Joe Henderson, Board of Directors, North Seat 1, 2017-20

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Jared Miller, Board of Directors, North Seat 2, 2016-19

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Daniel Knight, Board of Directors, North Seat 3, 2015-18

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Zac Babb, Board of Directors, Central Seat 1, 2017-20

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Leon Bailey, Board of Directors, Central Seat 2, 2016-19

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Jimmy Carroll, Board of Directors, Central Seat 3, 2015-18

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Basil Savage Jr., Board of Directors, South Seat 1, 2017-20

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Dale Jackson, Board of Directors, South Seat 2, 2016-19

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John Baker, Board of Directors, South Seat 3, 2015-18

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Board Advisors.

Becky Carroll, Extension Assistant, Fruit and Pecan

Becky started working at the Oklahoma Fruit Research Station at the age of 16. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Horticulture. She began working at OSU with an appointment of  ½ time research and  ½ time extension Sr. Agriculturist in February 1988. For the last decade she has been 100% extension and filling in for state specialist for the last several years. She coordinates and teaches Pecan Management & Grape Management courses.  She also maintains pecan, grape and blackberry plots, collects variety trial data, provides educational sessions including field days and Master Gardener training.  She oversees the maintenance and updating of the fruit and pecan fact sheets and webpages.

 

Awards she has received include:

OSU Staff Advisory Council’s 2016 Distinguished Service Award

Herman Hinrichs Pecan Citation Award in 2000 and 2017.

Senior Research Associate 2

Chaney serves as a Senior Research Associate in Pecan and Specialty Agriculture Systems.

Chaney has been with the Noble Research Institute since 2008. Prior to his current position, he served as a research assistant in the Legume Breeding Lab. His master's thesis at Oklahoma State University focused on the performance evaluation of seedling pecan trees using commonly selected and commercially available tree shelters and the effect of glyphosate application on pecan kernel necrosis.

Education

  • Master of Science in Horticulture, Oklahoma State University, 2012

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Leadership, Oklahoma State University, 2009

Certifications

  • Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Certification

  • Oklahoma Pesticide Applicator

Honors

  • Oklahoma State University Outstanding Undergraduate Ag Leadership Student

Professional Memberships

  • American Paint Horse Association, Life Member

  • American Quarter Horse Association, Life Member

  • American Society of Agronomy

  • Crop Science Society of America

  • Oklahoma Pecan Growers Association

  • Soil Science Society of America

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