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Legacy: Fall 2014

Facts about Soil (infographic)

No civilization has outlived the usefulness of its soils. When the soil is destroyed, the nation is gone. Lloyd Noble

Ten Pin Revelations

If you ever meet Natalie Kirkwyland, you're going to feel better about life. Natalie's a living Roman candle, a pop of iridescent hope in an often bleak world.

It Wasn't Wild Onion

The plant identification skills of Mike Proctor, research associate, helped save a poisoning victim.

Multiplier Effect

Noble funding helps the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics educate talented young minds.

Revolutionary Rhizobia

Michael Udvardi, Ph.D., leads a team uncovering the secrets of beneficial plant and soil bacteria interactions.

Soil = Life

Lloyd Noble established the Noble Research Institute in 1945 as a way to safeguard the soil and foster land stewardship. This year, the Noble Research Institute and The Farm Foundation launched the Soil Renaissance to reawaken the nation's focus on soil and soil health.

Regrowing Dickson's Greenhouse

A local educational structure is revitalized, thanks to materials and labor donated by the Noble Research Institute.

Straight Talk

Ron Stilwell's ranch was struggling until he implemented consultation advice from the Noble Research Institute.

Eddie Funderburg

Growing up in Louisiana, this bayou boy loved fishing, football and a good shrimp etouffee. However, all these loves took a backseat to agriculture.

More Than Just Dirt

Without soil, there are no plants and no livestock that consume plants. There are no people who consume plants and livestock. There is no society. Soil is the foundation. It is life, and we're running out of it.