Program areas at Noble Research Institute LLC
Research - see statement 16
Consultation and education - see statement 16
Operational support - additional information about expenses as a percentage of funds spent for charitable purposes 13.92% are explained in statement 16
Various awards and subawards are received in conjunction with agricultural Research conducted at the Institute. While the majority of the awards/subawards are public Research funds subject to audit under "title 2 u.s. code of federal regulations (cfr) part 200, uniform administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements for federal awards", these awards/subawards further include public Research funds, provided through various state of Oklahoma programs, as well as private Research funds provided through organizations and industry.
Noble Research Institute (the "Institute") operated several scientific and agricultural related core facilities to provide Research and analytical support to Institute's Research labs and ranches. Occasionally, when excess capacity existed, the core facilities provided core services for external orgranizations. These external collaborations furthered the Institute's work. The rights to some of the Research products were sold during 2021. The Institute is no longer operating these core facilities.
The Institute operates seven ranches on which it carries out ranch operations, which serve the dual role of producer demonstrations, animal production as well as a backdrop for related Research. With regard to such demonstrations, the ranches validate management practices, enable assessment of introduced modifications and the application of emerging technologies, and enable full scale trials and evaluations of Research findings from the Institute as well as other organizations. These programs, in part, fulfill the Institute's charitable purpose and serve as a basis for the organization's tax exempt status. As an outcome of its ranch operations, certain marketable agricultural by-products, such as livestock, pecans, and other farm products, are produced. While some by-products are consumed or destroyed in normal operations, in some instances the Institute sells by-products through common agricultural market outlets. The firsthand knowledge acquired by conducting field-based operations t
The Institute provides administrative services for the samuel roberts Noble foundation, the Institute's sole member-manager, and receives direct reimbursement for the services as well as an overhead recovery reimbursement that enables the Institute to provide these services.