How Cal State’s Agriculture Research Institute unites faculty, students, and partners
The State of California is by far the largest agricultural economy in the nation, producing 400-plus commodities worth over $50 billion last year. That includes one-third of the vegetables and two-thirds of the fruits and nuts consumed in the United States. Such economic diversity requires not only a highly capable workforce, but significant research expertise and activity, particularly given today’s environmental, resources, and other challenges. And that’s where Cal State’s Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) comes into the picture.
ARI's mission is focused on supporting applied research to benefit California agriculture, and in the process also benefiting CSU faculty and the industry’s next generation of leaders.