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
Utilization of Ensiled Rice Straw in Cattle Rations

To compare the growth rate of yearling beef heifers fed two ensilage-based rice straw diets for 60 days. The project expands existing research assessing rice straw as a beef cattle feed supplement.
Featured Project Director
Dr David Fernandez
Assistant Professor in Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
California Polytechnic University, Pomona

Expertise: Beef Cattle management, reproductive physiology, introductory animal agriculture, agriculture biotechnology

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