Wadell Altom will have to clear a little space on his awards shelf. The Senior Vice President and Director of the Agricultural Division at The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation received the President’s Award from the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts (OACD) during its recent annual convention in Oklahoma City.

The President’s Award recognizes an individual who has significantly contributed to the OACD’s mission to provide leadership, resources and partnership opportunities for conservation districts and those who manage the land to enhance natural resources for a better Oklahoma.

“The Noble Foundation and the OACD have been partners for many years. The OACD’s efforts align perfectly with The Noble Foundation’s mission to conduct plant science research and agricultural programs to enhance agricultural productivity,” said Altom, who has served at the Noble Foundation since 1966. “It’s an honor to receive this recognition. Really, though, this award goes to the entire Foundation.”

Altom originally came to the Noble Foundation as a soil consultant. He has since served in various management positions before becoming division director and senior vice president.

“Altom has shared his expertise with Oklahoma farmers and ranchers for more than 40 years,” said Scotty Herriman, OACD President. “So it is particularly fitting that we recognize Altom and the Noble Foundation for their support of OACD and Oklahoma’s conservation movement.”