The Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) exemplifies the California State University
System (CSU) working for California through university-industry partnerships.
ARI provides a diversified, multi-campus applied research program that annually
matches $4.37 million in State General Funds with at least one-to-one external
support for research on high-priority issues facing California agriculture.
The ARI engages the collective expertise of the CSU’s four colleges of agriculture
at California State University, Fresno; California Polytechnic State University,
San Luis Obispo; California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; and CSU, Chico along
with CSU, Monterey Bay and Humboldt State collaboratively with faculty and research
scientists from other CSU and University of California (UC) campuses, the USDA, and other
State, Regional and Federal organizations. ARI’s research and technology transfer
activities complement the basic research conducted by the nation’s land grant
universities and aim to improve the economic viability and sustainability of