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
Evaluation of Residual Feed Intake as a Measure of Beef Cattle Feed Efficiency

Evaluate the phenotypic variation (genetic variation, also, if data permits) in residual feed intake at a commercial bull test facility equipped with the GrowSafe Determine the phenotypic relationships among residual feed intake, growth performa ... more
Featured Project Director
Dr. Keri Schwab
Assistant Professor
Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration; College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; Cal Poly State University

Expertise: youth development, health and wellness, community recreation, community engagement, family leisure, scholarly teaching and learning

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