CAHNRS is the Largest
Research Unit at WSU
CAHNRS is a leading driver of research at WSU, contributing to more than one third of the university’s external funding budget. CAHNRS research and extension faculty brings in just under $90 million annually from competitive extramural funding sources, including federal agencies, Washington State commodity commissions, and other nonfederal agency grants.
We contribute to a sustainable future through the powerful combination of both discovery and translational research. That means we make important scientific discoveries, but also work with people who can put those breakthroughs into practice to help farmers and growers, textile designers, people who work with children and adolescents, and many more areas.
We discover, develop, and transfer knowledge that: contributes to a safe and abundant food supply; promotes sustainability of agricultural and economic systems; supports energy innovations; encourages careful stewardship of natural resources and ecological systems; and enhances the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.
Research at CAHNRS is as diverse as the communities, families, businesses, agriculture systems, natural resources, and landscapes of the state of Washington.