ARI-sponsored scientists at Cal Poly Pomona will present research projects that focus on improving agriculture in California at the 11th Annual Research Showcase on Thursday, Nov. 3. The event, which takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. at the AGRIscapes Center (Building 211), will include a poster session and brief overview of each project.
¿The ARI (Agricultural Research Institute) is now 12 years old and is well established on this campus. We have successfully expanded our research by recruiting faculty outside the College of Agriculture to bring their unique talents and science to address problems faced by agriculture in California,¿ says David Still, the university’s ARI coordinator.
“We invite all faculty that may wish to get involved in agriculture research to attend the showcase to get a better idea of how they might contribute. Research monies are increasingly difficult to obtain, and this might be a good avenue for some faculty.¿
California is, by far, the nation¿s leading producer and exporter of agricultural products. To benefit the state¿s agriculture industry and consumers, ARI sponsors research in applied agricultural. Through a competitive grant program, it provides public funds that are matched by industry or federal research resources to support high-impact agricultural research development and technologies that are readily transferable to industry.