ARI Showcase to Display Leading-Edge Research

ARI Showcase to Display Leading-Edge Research
The Agricultural Research Initiative Showcase at Cal Poly Pomona in 2005.

Several top agricultural researchers from four CSU campuses will converge at Cal Poly Pomona on Thursday, Oct. 26, at the AGRIscapes Center.  

The 6th annual Cal Poly Pomona Agricultural Research Initiative showcase will feature ARI-sponsored scientists and research projects from the four College of Agriculture campuses, which are: Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Chico State and Fresno State.

The event is an opportunity to learn about the research being conducted by faculty, staff and students to improve agriculture in California.

“ARI is a valuable program that enhances our ability to conduct leading-edge research and involve our students in science,” says David Still, Cal Poly Pomona's ARI Campus Coordinator. “The public would likely be surprised by the scientific rigor and advanced technology being used by today's agricultural researchers.This is a great opportunity to meet researchers from the four ARI campuses and see first hand their research and the impact it is having in very diverse areas of agriculture.”

There will be several poster and oral presentations. Among those research projects that will be featured in oral presentations are:

  • “Dairy Air Quality Monitoring – an Investigation of the Occurrence and Mitigation of Ammonia, Particulates and Ozone Precursors Associated With California Dairies” will be presented by Charles Krauter from Fresno State.                  
  • “Developing Alternative Markets for the Beef Industry” will be presented by Cindy Daley from Chico State.                  
  • “Drip Irrigation and Salt” will be presented by Charles Burt from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.                  
  • “Genetic Makeup Affects Dietary Needs” will be presented by Marie Caudill, Cal Poly Pomona.                  

California is, by far, the nation's leading producer and exporter of agricultural products. To benefit the state's agriculture industry and consumers, the Agricultural Research Initiative sponsors research in applied agricultural research. 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.  

The showcase runs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 26. For more information contact Andrea Frontino at (909) 869-3637 or, or visit