Agricultural Research Institute

Agricultural Research Institute (ARI)

The Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) exemplifies the mission of the California State University system by working for California and its citizens through partnerships across the agricultural industry and beyond. Through the colleges of agriculture on four CSU campuses and allied disciplines across the CSU, the ARI conducts applied research to ensure the sustainability of California agriculture.

​Research Highlights


ARI – HSI Opportunities

USDA Logo - United States Department of Agriculture; National Institute of Food and Agriculture

The ARI was recently awarded a 4-year $1million grant from the NIFA Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Educational Grant Program. This grant provides:

  • 100 paid fellowships for students in science, big data, ag journalism and public policy
  • Each year, a 5-day big data analytics workshop
  • Each year, an ARI-HSI Leadership and Communicating Science Student Workshop

Learn More about ARI—​HSI Student Opportunities

ARI P.I. Meeting

Thursday, November 7, 2024
Breakfast provided: 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Meeting: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Sacramento

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Annual Reports and Project Abstracts

These documents summarize the profound influence of ARI’s work on CSU students and faculty, the agricultural industry, and the state of California.

See Annual Reports and Project Abstracts

What ARI Studies​​

Advanced Technologies
Including research in bioenergy, biotechnology and nanotechnology. 

Including animal breeding, animal health, animal production and aquaculture.

Business and Economics
Including markets and trade, natural resource economics and small business.

Including climate change, ecosystems, invasive pests and diseases.

Farming and Ranching
Including agricultural safety, agricultural technology, farmer education, organic agriculture, small and family farms and sustainable agriculture. 

Food Science
Including food quality, food safety and product development.

Including nutrition, obesity and wellness.

Human Sciences
Including community vitality, family well-being and youth.

Natural Resources
Including air, forests, grasslands and rangelands, soil and water.

Including crop production, nematology, pest management, plant breeding and plant health.

Search ARI Projects


P.I. Action Center

Submit a proposal, view the current RFP and Policy & Procedure Manual, review a proposal, submit a progress report.

Go to the PI Action Center

The Impact of ARI, 947 Projects, $161M funded and 23% of the budget goes to students. 

ARI Associate Campuses

Humboldt State

CSU Mont​erey Bay