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Noble Research Institute Appoints Adcox as Director of Advancement and Strategic Partnerships

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Posted May 20, 2021

ARDMORE, Okla. — Noble Research Institute appoints Christina Adcox as its new director of advancement and strategic partnerships.

Adcox brings more than 15 years of nonprofit leadership experience to Noble. Throughout her career, she has developed strategy and led fundraising teams while in executive roles with the INTEGRIS Foundation and the American Red Cross of Oklahoma and Arkansas.

“From the minute you meet Christina, you appreciate her perspective and sincerity. Her background in both agriculture and leadership make her uniquely qualified to lead Noble’s advancement activities,” said Steve Rhines, president and CEO. “She understands the importance of lasting relationships locally, regionally and nationally; greater outcomes are possible when people build together.” 

I love Noble’s mission and feel fortunate to have this opportunity to combine my professional experience and the personal agricultural lifestyle that my family and I live every day,” Adcox said. “My goal is to inspire others to partner with us as we advance regenerative agriculture.”

Adcox and her staff will build Noble’s advancement office, offering others an opportunity to partner with Noble and participate in its mission and vision. Through such partnerships and fundraising activities, Noble will expand its research and educational and training activities to assist the nation’s farmers and ranchers as they regenerate the land in a profitable manner.

Farmers and ranchers comprise less than 2% of the U.S. population. An even smaller percentage participate in the single largest land use in this nation — grazing. These farmers and ranchers manage or interact with about 650 million acres of grazing lands across all 50 states. Regenerative stewardship of these lands would have a lasting impact across the U.S and around the world. This includes managing grazing animals to improve soil health and water quality, to mitigate the impacts of both drought and flooding across these expansive lands, and to sequester atmospheric carbon into the soil.    

“I love Noble’s mission and feel fortunate to have this opportunity to combine my professional experience and the personal agricultural lifestyle that my family and I live every day,” Adcox said. “My goal is to inspire others to partner with us as we advance regenerative agriculture.”

Adcox earned her Bachelor of Arts in journalism and broadcasting with an emphasis in public relations from Oklahoma State University. She and her family manage a cow-calf operation on their ranch in Byars, Oklahoma.

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Chad Ellis
Christina Adcox was selected as Noble Research Institute’s director of advancement and strategic partnerships.

Noble Research Institute, LLC (www.noble.org) is an independent nonprofit agricultural research organization dedicated to delivering solutions to great agricultural challenges. Headquartered in Ardmore, Oklahoma, Noble’s goal is to achieve regenerative land stewardship in grazing animal production with producer profitability. Achievement of this goal will be measured by farmers and ranchers profitably regenerating hundreds of millions of acres of U.S. grazing lands. Noble aims to remove, mitigate or help producers avoid the barriers that deter the lasting use of regenerative, profitable land management practices in grazing animal production.

Researchers, consultants, educators and ranch staff work together to give farmers and ranchers the skills and tools to regenerate the land in a profitable manner. Noble researchers and educators seek and deliver answers to producer questions concerning regenerative management of pasture and range environments, wildlife, pecan production, and livestock production. Regenerative management recognizes that each decision made on the ranch impacts the interactions of the soil, plants, water, animals and producers. Noble’s 14,000 acres of working ranch lands provide a living laboratory on which to demonstrate and practice regenerative principles and ideas to deliver value to farmers and ranchers across the U.S.

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