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.