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
Effect of Feeding Concentrates on Growing Meat Goat Performance and Carcass Characteristics

• Determine the impact of finishing feed regime on rate of gain and carcass traits of meat goats. • Determine the impact of finishing feed regime on nutritional value of the meat product • Determine California consumer acceptance of goat meat.
Featured Project Director
Dr. Ramesh Kumar
Professor, Plant Science Department
California Polytechnic University, Pomona

Expertise: Landscape irrigation methods, water management, new product development related to irrigation

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