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Mission, Vision & Strategic Objectives

ARI Mission

The mission of the Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) is to support and fund applied agriculture and natural resource research within the California State University (CSU) system that improves the economic efficiency and sustainability of California agriculture.

ARI Vision

California has diverse and abundant agricultural and natural resources.  Through education and research, we envision the ARI being a valuable resource to the State on policy and informed decision-making based upon robust science to ensure the sustainability of California's agricultural economy and the preservation of its natural resources.  

ARI Strategic Objectives

  • Invest in applied research to address emerging and high-priority issues facing California agricultural and natural resource industries;  
  • Develop a highly-trained professional workforce for California agricultural and natural resource industries through student participation in research projects;
  • Communicate research results to industry stakeholders, scientists and the public.