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Noble Selects Moen to Lead Legal, Government Relations

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ARDMORE, Okla. — Noble Research Institute President and CEO Steve Rhines announced today that Jeff Moen will become the organization’s new general counsel.

Moen has served as director of strategic alliances for the past four years, guiding the organization’s intellectual property and technology efforts within the agricultural marketplace. Before that, he spent eight years as Noble’s corporate counsel and assistant general counsel.

As general counsel, Moen will be responsible for overseeing Noble’s legal strategy and legal work. In addition, he will head the Institute’s government relations (state and federal) activities and continue to lead the organizational project management efforts. Moen fills the post vacated by Rhines, who was recently selected as president and CEO.

Born and raised just north of the Oklahoma Panhandle in Liberal, Kansas, Moen earned a bachelor’s of business administration from the University of Oklahoma (OU). After graduating from OU, he worked in the energy trading industry before returning to school to earn a law degree from Southern Methodist University. Prior to joining Noble, Moen practiced law at Fulbright & Jaworski LLP in Dallas, Texas.

Moen has served in leadership roles on the boards of various nonprofit organizations, including the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Family Shelter of Southern Oklahoma, the MORE Foundation and Dornick Hills Golf & Country Club. He currently serves on the boards of the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce, Southern Oklahoma Ambulance Service and Merrick Foundation. He is also a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma Class XXIII and the Oklahoma Agriculture Program Class XVIII. Moen lives in Ardmore, Oklahoma, with his wife, Jenni, and their three children, Ethan, Dylan and Ella.

The Noble Research Institute selected Jeff Moen as the organization’s new general counsel.
The Noble Research Institute selected Jeff Moen as the organization’s new general counsel.

The Noble Research Institute selected Jeff Moen as the organization’s new general counsel.


“Jeff brings tremendous legal expertise and a wealth of institutional knowledge to the job. He helped shape our legal strategy as assistant general counsel, and he has contributed to many of our major projects. Most importantly, he has a passion for Noble, the agriculture sector, and our local and state communities.”
- Steve Rhines,
president and chief executive officer

“It is truly an honor to work for the Noble Research Institute. Lloyd Noble established this organization to assist farmers and ranchers in the conservation and improvement of our natural resources. This remains our focus to this day. I’m proud to support this organization in any and every way I can.”
- Jeff Moen,
general counsel and
director of government affairs and
strategic alliances

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 land stewardship for improved soil health in grazing animal production with lasting 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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