|Visitors look over posters during the ARI Showcase at AGRIscapes last year.|
|David Still speaks during the ARI Showcase in 2006.|
The Cal Poly Pomona Agricultural Research Initiative (ARI) will present its 7th annual Research Showcase on Thursday, Oct.11, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at AGRIscapes. The showcase will feature ARI-sponsored scientists and research projects from Cal Poly Pomona.
The event provides an opportunity to learn about the research being conducted by faculty, staff and students to improve agriculture in California. The showcase will include oral and poster presentations by ARI researchers.
“ARI is a valuable program that enhances our ability to conduct leading-edge research and involve our students in science. The public would likely be surprised by the scientific rigor and advanced technology being used by today's agricultural researchers,” says David Still, the university's ARI campus coordinator. “This is a great opportunity to meet the researchers and see first hand their work and the impact it is having in very diverse areas of agriculture.”
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 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.