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 Presidentâ€™s Award from the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts (OACD) during its recent annual convention in Oklahoma City.
The Presidentâ€™s Award recognizes an individual who has significantly contributed to the OACDâ€™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.
â€śThe Noble Foundation and the OACD have been partners for many years. The OACDâ€™s efforts align perfectly with The Noble Foundationâ€™s mission to conduct plant science research and agricultural programs to enhance agricultural productivity,â€ť said Altom, who has served at the Noble Foundation since 1966. â€śItâ€™s an honor to receive this recognition. Really, though, this award goes to the entire Foundation.â€ť
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.
â€śAltom has shared his expertise with Oklahoma farmers and ranchers for more than 40 years,â€ť said Scotty Herriman, OACD President. â€śSo it is particularly fitting that we recognize Altom and the Noble Foundation for their support of OACD and Oklahomaâ€™s conservation movement.â€ť