Noble Research Institute




Kelly Craven

Noble Research Institute

Associate Professor


The Noble Research Institute is an independent nonprofit agricultural research organization dedicated to delivering solutions to great agricultural challenges. Headquartered in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the Noble Research Institute conducts fundamental, translational and applied research; offers no-cost consultation and education to farmers, ranchers and land managers; operates seven research and demonstration farms; and educates students of all ages about science and agriculture

Noble Research Institute and the Phytobiomes Alliance

“It seems clear that a critical component to understanding plant health, stress tolerance, and productivity is the phytobiome and the innumerable microbes that call the plant host and surrounding soil home. This complex part of the ecosystem can be turned to our advantage in agriculture if we can understand the rules for phytobiome assembly, functioning and persistence and how these rules change with varying climate and soil type. The Noble Research Institute recognizes this potential, and the alignment of these ideas with its mission.”

Kelly Craven, Associate Professor