The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.

Mission-Vision-Values Statements

Noble outreach programs
Noble outreach programs enrich the community and educate the next generation.
Noble Foundation campus
The Noble Foundation campus is located on 800 acres in Ardmore, Okla.
Noble scientists
Noble scientists are dedicated to benefitting mankind through fundamental plant research.
Agricultural consultation
Agricultural consultation encourages land stewardship and assists agricultural producers.
Scientific discoveries
Scientific discoveries and their application contribute to food security, plant improvement and human health.

Mission Statement

The purpose of The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation is to advance agricultural science and practice by conducting field and laboratory research, and by providing consultation to farmers, ranchers and land managers in the Southern Great Plains. Through its operations, the organization is committed to conserving and improving the soil, and fostering sustainable agricultural practices. In the philanthropic spirit of Lloyd Noble, the Noble Foundation also supports worthy charities through a program of grants with the aim of building stronger communities.

Vision Statement

The Noble Foundation will be a recognized leader in improving agricultural production. The Noble Foundation will generate purposeful outcomes of knowledge, technology and products that benefit agricultural producers and consumers. The Noble Foundation will provide solutions to the agriculture challenges facing the region, nation and world, thereby contributing to improved global food security. Equal to these activities, the Noble Foundation will offer consistent philanthropic support to non-profit organizations.

Values Statement

In the conduct of its operations to fulfill the vision and mission established by our founder, Lloyd Noble, the Noble Foundation believes in the values of individual integrity and accountability, employee development, maintaining a safe workplace and transparent communication throughout the organization.

Operational Principles

The Noble Foundation's operational principles are rooted in the vision of our founder, Lloyd Noble. They are to:
    Advance sustainable agricultural practices and policies, including safeguarding the soil for future generations;
    Give generously through our philanthropic efforts to worthy non-profit organizations that promote the values of Lloyd Noble and the mission of the Noble Foundation;
    Distinguish ourselves through leadership, education, discovery and responsible stewardship of resources;
    Conduct research that generates knowledge and solutions for producers and consumers around the world;
    Provide value-added education to farmers, ranchers and land stewards; and
    Educate future generations on the importance and virtues of agriculture and resource stewardship.