Michael Noel earned his B.S. from the University of California in 1972. He went on to receive his M.S. from the University of South Dakota in 1974. He then attended advanced Ph.D. Studies at Utah State University.
Noel has worked as General Manager of the Kane County Water Conservancy District since 1998. He currently works as a rancher/farmer as well in Kanab, Utah and owner of Rangers Farm & Ranch Supply in Cedar City, Utah. Rangers Farm & Ranch Supply was officially started in Sept of 2019 with the idea of providing farmers and ranchers with quality products at a competitive price .