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The Noble Foundation

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Aaronson, Alfred

Anthony, Nancy

Bierman, Ken

Boies, Kay

Brawner, Lee

Brown, Ruth

Butcher, N.E.

Carnegie, Andrew Foundation

Clark, Bob

Clarke, Polly

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Dale, Dorothea

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Frasier, Sally Freeman

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Funk, Mrs. Trimmier Sloan

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Hand, Elsie

Hanway, Wayne

Hardesty, Roger & Donna

Helmerich, Peggy

Henke, Esther Mae

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Hinkle, John

Hinshaw, Marilyn

Johnson, Edward R.

Johnson, Jeanie

Keene, Jan

Kennedy, Frances

Lau, Ray

Laughlin, Mildred

Lester, June

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Low, Edmon

Lowry, William (Bill)

Maddox, Eugenia (Frances)

Marable, Mary Hays

Martin, Allie Beth

Masters, Anne Rounds

McAnally, Arthur

McGlenn, Alma Reid

McVey, Susan

Miles, Ava

Miller, Gail

Miltimore, Cora

Morgan, Anne Hodges

Morris, Donna

Motter, Robert T., Jr.

Motter, Robert T., Sr.

Noble Foundation

Norberg, Lillian Born

Norvell, Donna

Parker, Mrs. J.C.

Patterson, Lotsee

Phelps, Edith Allen

Phillips, John & Vicki

Porter, Cora Case

Rader, Jesse

Ramsay, R.W.

Ratliff, Julia Brady

Ray, Dee Ann

Robbins, Louise S.

Rock, Marian

Rouse, Roscoe and Charlie Lou

Sanders, Jan

Saulmon, Sharon

Segal, Bob & Pat

Sherman, Mary

Skvarla, Donna

Spriestersbach, Barbara

Staggs, Barbara

Sturdivant, Nan

Swisher, Robert

Thomas, Della

Thompson, Clinton M. Jr. (Marty)

Tomberlin, Irma

Townsend, Mrs. Hosea

Troy, Forrest (Frosty)

Vesely, Marilyn

Weaver-Meyers, Pat

Wentroth, Mary Ann

Willingham, Gerry

Women's Federated Clubs

Women's Clubs of Oklahoma

Woodrum, Pat

Young, Bill

Zarrow, Henry & Anne

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Lloyd Noble, a southern Oklahoma native and a successful oilman, founded The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation in Ardmore, Okla. in 1945. Mr. Noble regarded the land as essential to the future growth, prosperity and security of our country. The early efforts of the Noble Foundation focused on educating and encouraging area farmers and ranchers to be mindful of land stewardship and resource conservation. The Noble Foundation continues Mr. Nobleís vision today Ė influencing agriculture by exploring and improving production agriculture techniques and advancing plant science through research and discovery.

The Noble Foundationís Agricultural Division assists agricultural producers and other managers of natural resources to achieve their financial, production, stewardship and quality-of-life goals through consultation, education, research and demonstration. The divisionís specialists serve a 47-county area (a 100-mile radius) around Ardmore that includes counties in both Texas and Oklahoma.

The Noble Foundation conducts fundamental and translational research through its Plant Biology and Forage Improvement divisions. The Plant Biology Division explores basic biochemical, genetic and genomic factors for crop improvement, enhancement of human and animal health and production of novel products in crops. The Forage Improvement Division develops new forage varieties for farmers and ranchers by integrating traditional plant breeding and molecular biology.

The Noble Foundation employs about 300 people, with 70 having Ph.D.-level educations. Noble specialists and scientists come from around the world. Current employees represent 15-20 countries.

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