Faculty, Staff, Students Showcase Agricultural Research Projects

Research projects in progress at Cal Poly Pomona through the Agricultural Research Initiative (ARI) will be exhibited on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 3-6 p.m. at the university?s AGRIscapes Center. The public is welcome to attend.

Currently, 17 ARI projects are being conducted by 44 faculty and staff and 85 students. Among those research undertakings are:

· An investigation into functional foods that could lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in young Hispanic adults by Douglas Lewis.

· A study of folate needs among women by Marie Caudill that suggests women may need more than currently recommended and that it may depend on ethnicity.

· The development of a hybrid lettuce with the shelf life of iceberg lettuce, and the taste and nutritional value of leaf varieties by David Still.

· An exploration of altitude acclimatization in horses and mules by Steven Wickler.

California is one of our nation?s leading agricultural producer and exporter. To benefit the state?s agricultural industry and consumers, ARI opens up new avenues for CSU faculty and staff in applied agricultural and natural resources research. It provides public funds that are matched with industry resources to support high-impact agricultural research, development and technology transfer, as well as related public and industry education and outreach.

The showcase, which includes a wine and hors d?oeuvre reception, will be held at AGRIscapes. Those interested in attending should park in Lot K. Shuttle service will be available. For more information, call Christy Barnecut at (909) 869-3637 or cbarnecut@cpp.edu.