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.

ARI Administration
California Polytechnic State University
Attn: Dr. Mark Shelton, Executive Director
One Grand Avenue
Building 11-211
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0250
Featured Project
Impact of Harvest of the Month Program Utilizing Organic Vegetable Project and the Identification of Procedures to Facilitate Local Farm to School Procurement

To assess the impact of the HOTM program on fruit and vegetable selection rates for K-6 CUSD students (n= approx.5,000) in HOTM participating schools (n=6) vs. non-HOTM participating schools (n=6). To establish procedures for the purchase of local ... more
Featured Project Director
Dr. Srinivasa Konduru
Assistant Professor
California State University, Fresno

Expertise: Agricultural Economics, International Agricultural Trade, Policy Analysis

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