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Farm Worker's Motor Vehicle Safety Project

To develop additional outreach materials for the Farm Worker Motor Vehicle safety Program recently launched by the Center for Agricultural Business at California State University, Fresno. Work will include expanding relationships with grower and farm worker organizations, analyzing vehicle crash data, and testing farm workers' knowledge of driving laws.

Project Number: 05-05-075
Funding Round: 6 (2004-2005)
Research Focus Area: Public Policy
ARI Member Campus: California State University, Chico
Director: Spiess, Michael

Agricultural Safety Resource Website Project

Development of a new website that will store, display and disseminate safety information. Site will contain materials and documents that can be downloaded and used by companies to assist in writing and implementing their own injury and illness prevention plans.

Project Number: 00-02-037
Funding Round: 1 (1999-2000)
Research Focus Area: Agricultural Business
ARI Member Campus: California State University, Fresno
Director: Spiess, Michael

Evapo Transpiration (ET) Controller Performance in Tree Crops

ET Controllers designed for turf are not easily adapted to the more sophisticated scheduling demands of an agricultural tree crop using drip irrigation. This has led to the development of more complex controllers. This project will test an ET controller in two peach orchards by monitoring the soil moisture and total water applied.

Project Number: 10-05-130
Funding Round: 11 (2009-2010)
Research Focus Area: Production and Cultural Practices
ARI Member Campus: California State University, Chico
Director: Spiess, Michael

ET Controller Performance in Nut Crops



Project Number: 11-05-003
Funding Round: 12 (2010-2011)
Research Focus Area: Water and Irrigation Technology
ARI Member Campus: California State University, Chico
Director: Spiess, Michael

Farm Worker Motor Vehicle Safety Project

To develop additional outreach materials for the Farm Worker Motor Vehicle Safety Program recently launched by the Center for Agricultural Business at California State University, Fresno. Work will include expanding relationships with grower and farm worker organizations, analyzing vehicle crash data, and testing farm workers’ knowledge of driving laws.

Project Number: 05-02-015
Funding Round: 6 (2004-2005)
Research Focus Area: Public Policy
ARI Member Campus: California State University, Fresno
Director: Naffziger, Kimberly

Farm Labor Contractor Continuing Education Proram

To provide adequate training opportunities for farm labor contractors to meet their continuing education requirement; revise the Farm Labor Contractor Continuing Education Pilot Program based on industry comment; develop more extensively safety curriculum including addressing the Injury Illness Prevention Program; and to identify and develop additional topics, materials and curriculum that would comply with meeting requirements from the Division of Labor Standards Enfocement.

Project Number: 04-02-015
Funding Round: 5 (2003-2004)
Research Focus Area: Agricultural Business
ARI Member Campus: California State University, Fresno
Director: Naffziger, Kimberly

Equity Redemption Practices of California Cooperatives



Project Number: 03-05-066
Funding Round: 4 (2002-2003)
Research Focus Area: Agricultural Business
ARI Member Campus: California State University, Chico
Director: Berends, Patrick

Feasibility Study for Profitable Marketing of Meat Goats and Hair Sheep



Project Number: 05-05-085
Funding Round: 6 (2004-2005)
Research Focus Area: Production and Cultural Practices
ARI Member Campus: California State University, Chico
Director: Berends, Patrick

Equity Management Practices of California Cooperatives

The overall objective of the study is to analyze the equity management practices and policies of California agriculture cooperatives, especially in regard to equity redemption. Specific objectives include: 1 - To provide descriptive analysis of current equity management practices used by California agricultural cooperatives, including equity redemption. Within this objective, the study will also include comparison and contrast of difference equity redemption techniques by size, characteristics, and type of cooperative. 2 - To provide a descriptive analysis on members’ knowledge and attitude regarding their responsibility in an agricultural cooperative’s financial management.

Project Number: 04-02-003
Funding Round: 5 (2003-2004)
Research Focus Area: Agricultural Business
ARI Member Campus: California State University, Fresno
Director: Berends, Patrick

Determining the Economic Viability of Artificial Colostrum for the California's Central Valley Dairy Industry

The overall purpose of this study is to determine the economic viability of an artificial bovine colostrum for the California dairy industry. Specific objectives include: 1. Develop an economic framework to effectively value colostrum components. This will enable the researcher(s) to illustrate the economic potential of artificial colostrum to dairy producers and others involved with the care of newborn dairy calves. 2. Analyze the market for colostrum (artificial and/or natural) to determine the likelihood of successful for a manufactured product.

Project Number: 08-10-003
Funding Round: 9 (2007-2008)
Research Focus Area: Agricultural Business
ARI Member Campus: California State University, Fresno
Director: Berends, Patrick
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