Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario

Contact Information
Alternate Name ARIO
Office Phone General Inquiry 519-400-2192
Toll Free Phone Agricultural Information Contact Centre 1-877-424-1300
Fax 519-826-4211
Description (Site) Province of Ontario Stone Road Complex
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
1 Stone Rd W, 2nd Fl NW
Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2
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Intersection Gordon St and Stone Rd W
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Advisory body providing strategic direction for research activities that support competitive, sustainable agriculture, food and rural sectors in Ontario.
Description (Service) Advises Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on strategic directions for research activities. 
* advocates for future of OMAFRA's research system 
* key component of OMAFRA Research Advisory Network (ORAN); identifies priorities for funded research and guides research program development 
Comprised of ARIO Director of Research and up to 15 members who reflect Ontario's agri-tech industry; a director from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada serves as ex-officio to ARIO. 
The Research and Innovation Branch of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs provides secretariat support to ARIO and administers research programs on behalf of ARIO.
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call, e-mail, or visit website for information
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Established 1962
Funding Provincial
Print Material Annual Reports
Service Categories Agricultural and Food Sciences Research ; Planning/Coordinating/Advisory Groups ~ Agricultural Issues