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Agricultural Experimental Stations and their publications: Arizona

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Station History

University of Arizona College of Agriculture Cooperative ExtensionThe Agricultural Experiment Station System, established nationwide in 1887, conducts and promotes research at land-grant institutions. Research generated through the Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station underlies both academic and extension programs. This knowledge is conveyed formally to university students; extension faculty pass it along informally to people in communities throughout the state.

The Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station supports a network of research activities and applications that occur on the campus and across the state. Today the research program consists of 700+ employees, located in 9 departments, the School of Natural Resources, the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences, and the Office of Arid Land Studies with a total budget of nearly $74 million including federal and state appropriations and grants/contracts. The research effort is conducted under the auspices of more than 200 "Hatch Projects" which are developed, peer reviewed, and approved locally, then subsequently approved by the USDA. Federal, state, and sponsored funds are accounted for within each Hatch project. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty and students collaborate on research projects with other colleges and departments on campus, and with governmental, civic and private sector organizations and individuals on and off campus.

University Repository

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Extension Publications

Contact Information

Dr. Shane C. Burgess (sburgess@cals.arizona.edu)
Vice President for Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension
Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
and Director, Arizona Experiment Station
Forbes Building, Room 314
P.O. Box 210036
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721-0036
Phone - (520) 621-7201 -- Fax - (520) 621-7196

Historic Photographs

Arizona Station, Main Building and Greenhouses

Arizona Station, Main Building and Greenhouses, 1900
Courtesy of Wikimedia