Fueling Involvement — Brian and Korinne Noble
Fueling Involvement with the Nobles
On an Andrew County family farm near the tiny northwest Missouri town of Bolckow, Korinne Noble represents the fourth generation of her family to be involved in agriculture. She and her husband, Brian, both help with the family farm which includes a cow/calf operation and acres of corn and soybeans. Brian and Korinne have purchased 40 acres of their own and look forward to growing their own cattle herd.
The Nobles are involved in multiple agriculture vocations. Korinne is the agriculture education advisor at Stanberry where she has been teaching for four years. She has seen her rural students benefit from developing a comprehensive understanding of agriculture and building leadership skills through agricultural education and Missouri FFA. Korinne loves sharing her experiences and knowledge of farming with her students. Brian grew up in a farming community and envisioned himself in a career in finance. Today, Brian helps farmers and ranchers as a farm loan manager for the USDA Farm Service Agency in Harrison County. He feels a unique connection to his clients seeking to buy their first farm, tractor or herd of cattle, just as Brian and Korinne are working to do.
“I feel a unique connection to clients seeking to buy their first farm, tractor or herd of cattle, just as we are working to do," Brian said.
Brian and Korinne are #FuelingInvolvement as members of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association and Missouri Farm Bureau. The Nobles joined the Cattlemen’s Association to network with other cattlemen and serve as advocates of the cattle industry. Meanwhile, they are taking an active membership role helping to reorganize their local Farm Bureau. Brian and Korinne are also on the Missouri Farm Bureau State Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee. They represent the Northwest Missouri District and serve by leading statewide activities for other Young Farmers and Ranchers. Through these organizations, Brian and Korinne hope to be able to share with consumers the truths they know about agriculture.
“Farmers have so many more jobs that are part of their careers now, such as learning technologies and following markets,” Korinne said.
Agri-Ready Designated Andrew County has staked a position as a Missouri county that supports agricultural business, opportunity and education, a natural fit for the Nobles to grow their careers, farm and family. Brian and Korinne have an 11-month-old son, Tate. They hope he will continue #FuelingInvolvement as a fifth-generation Andrew County farmer.