Research Programs and Institutes
Jordan Agricultural Research Center
Completed in the spring of 2016, the 30,000 sq. ft. Jordan Agricultural Research Center research facility allows researchers from three colleges (Jordan College of Agriculture Sciences and Technology, College of Science and Mathematics, and the Lyles College of Engineering) to work side-by-side and create a new atmosphere of interconnectivity. It was privately funded by a generous gift to the University and the Jordan College from the Jordan family. Several additional individuals and corporate donors have increased its offerings through sponsorships, new equipment and research partnerships.
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The Jordan College supports an array of vibrant research endeavors led by both veteran and newly-appointed faculty and staff research scientists. A major campus-based program operates under the California Agricultural Technology Institute (CATI). The institute is dedicated to improving the economic efficiency, productivity and profitability of California agriculture and its allied industries. The Institute includes three centers:
- The Institute for Food and Agriculture – plays a vital research role in helping California’s agribusiness industry embrace the opportunities and meet the challenges posed by increasingly competitive global trade.
- The Center for Irrigation Technology– an independent research and testing facility assisting designers, manufacturers and users of irrigation equipment in making the technological advances needed to keep pace with a growing, changing world.
- The Viticulture and Enology Research Center– serves the grape and wine industry by developing and applying new and emerging technologies in viticulture, enology and their related disciplines.
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.