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
Solar and Wind Energy Adoption in California Agriculture

Estimate the amount of solar and wind energy that could be generated from agriculture in California. Estimate the annual energy savings for agriculture from renewable energy adoption. Determine the barriers to renewable energy adoption in Californi ... more
Featured Project Director
Dr. Cynthia Daley
Using sprounted grain as an alternative source of energy in dairy cow rations.
California State University, Chico

Expertise: Animal Science, Sustainable Agriculture, Waste Management, Nutrient Flow, Organic Dairy Production, Pasture Management

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