The Hatch Act of 1887, enacted by the U.S. Congress (March 2, 1887, Chapter 314, 24 Stat 440) provides federal funding to state land grant colleges and universities to establish agricultural experiment stations. The University of Arizona is the state’s land grant college.
Arizona’s agricultural experiment station is administered by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona. Agricultural research activities occur on campus and at agricultural centers across the state. Projects include various aspects of environment and natural resources; animal and plant systems; family, youth and community; trade and economics; and human nutrition, food safety and health. Hatch Projects approved by the United States Department of Agriculture receive federal, state and sponsored funds.
The Hatch Act of 1887, enacted by the U.S. Congress, established the agricultural experiment station system in order to support agricultural research at state land grant institutions. The Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station was founded as part of the federal agricultural experiment station system.
As of May 2014, the Experiment Station manages eight centers: Campus Agricultural Center, Maricopa Agricultural Center, Red Rock Agricultural Center, Safford Agricultural Center, Santa Rita Experiment Center Station, V Bar V Ranch, West Campus Agricultural Center, and the Yuma Agricultural Center.