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 California agriculture.

ARI Administration
California State Polytechnic University
Attn: Dr. David Still, Executive Director
Professor, Department of Plant Sciences
Building 30
3801 W. Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
ARI Administration: 805.756.6297
Dr. Still Office: 909.869.2138
Featured Project
An Economic Feasibility Analysis of Forming a California Wheat Growers Marketing Cooperative

To address the feasibility of forming a cooperative of wheat growers in California. Benefits would include the capture of marketing margins from other stages of the marketing channel, gain from improved and marketing, and increased market access.
Featured Project Director
Dr. James Prince
Associate Dean and Professor of Biology
California State University, Chico - College of Natural Sciences

Expertise: Molecular genetics of Crop Improvement in Higher Plants, Analysis of Genome Structure, Analysis of Chromosome Evolution, Genetic Diversity in Plant Populations, Pathogen Detection, Pathogen Identification

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