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Agricultural Research Institute

Agricultural Research Institute


The California State University Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) is a comprehensive applied agricultural and environmental research program joining the California State University's (CSU) four colleges of agriculture and the state's agriculture and natural resources industries and allied business communities.

The ARI fosters the development and evaluation of new and promising technologies that have the potential for improving food safety, environmental stewardship, economic performance, and long-term sustainability of California's agriculture industry. ARI projects and programs build upon a successful record of past applied research accomplishments and augment, enhance, and extend the basic research conducted by the nation's land grant universities.

The ARI program comprises four members, each of which awards research grants on a campus-competitive basis:

  • California State University, Fresno
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • California State University, Chico

CSU system-wide research grants also are awarded on a competitive basis. For detailed information about the CSU-ARI program, visit its website at