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It's a Bird. It's a Plane. It's the Future.

On a cold, but sunny October day, nearly 100 4-H students filed into the Ardmore Convention Center for their Southeast District Leadership Conference. What would be a day filled with leadership...

Ed Noble

Renowned visionary, entrepreneur, business developer and philanthropist Ed Noble passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at his home in Atlanta, Georgia, after a lengthy illness. He was 88 years...

Kalyn's Dream

Studio lights shone on Kalyn McKibben sitting on a wooden barstool in a gravel driveway. A straw hat covered her long, blonde hair, which hid a small microphone clipped to her button-down shirt. Hay...

To Learn, Return and Serve

Young people leave their homes in rural Oklahoma each year in pursuit of higher education. They head for cities throughout the state and country to gain knowledge and experiences at universities and...

Cracking Pecan's Problems

One of the first Americans to appreciate the flavor of pecans was George Washington, who planted the stately trees on the lawns of Mount Vernon in 1775. Yet true cultivation of the nuts wouldn't...

Welcome to the Backyard

The Noble Research Institute is building a backyard. Four, actually. Cars zip by the agricultural research institution's campus on Highway 199 east of Ardmore, Oklahoma, every day. Now, just before...

Thank Ag for Picnics

Agriculture plays a major role in all aspects of our lives. It's more than just the food we eat. Take the typical all-American picnic basket. It is filled with fruit, sandwiches and homemade dessert...

Jason Bradley: From Fighter Jets to Farm Finances

Jason Bradley is someone who understands the true meaning of the word "busy." In his early 30s, he is already a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where he recently...

Working for Tomorrow

Our founder Lloyd Noble was a visionary. At 24 years old, Noble launched an energy exploration company without a single day's experience. The untamed sector was littered with dry holes and broken...

Singin' in the Rain

You never forget the moment you meet the love of your life. For me, a drizzly June morning three years back turned out to be more than just the day of our company softball tournament. On that...

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