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Almond Board of California

The Almond Board engages in production, nutrition and market research, advertising and promotion in domestic and international markets, quality control and statistical analysis and dissemination.
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California Agricultural Technology Institute

Applied Research, The California Agricultural Technology Institute (CATI) is a non-profit, educational institution committed to improving the profitability of California agriculture. With a focus on applied research, CATI seeks to deliver immediate and practical solutions to problems facing all facets of the agricultural industry.
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California Department of Food and Agriculture

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE: 97 YEARS PROTECTING AND PROMOTING AGRICULTURE IN THE GOLDEN STATE Agriculture is a major industry for the Golden State. With 76,400 farms and ranches, California agriculture is a $54 billion dollar industry that generates at least $100 billion in related economic activity. [CDFA's Mission] This enormous achievement is possible through a combination of tradition and innovation that has secured California's status as the most productive agricultural state for more than 50 years. Farmers and ranchers blend old-fashioned notions of patience and perseverance with cutting-edge technologies and advanced agricultural practices. The result is a highly adaptable and diverse industry encompassing more than 350 plant and animal commodities. In 1919, the California Legislature created a single department responsible for protecting and promoting agriculture. The California Department of Food and Agriculture is now organized into five divisions. The department operates at more than 100 locations throughout the state. These divisions provide valuable services to producers, merchants and the public. Many of the functions are conducted in partnership with local county offices of the agricultural commissioners and sealers. California's agricultural abundance is a reflection of the people who made the Golden State their home. In the process, they brought their agricultural heritage with them. Early California farmers and ranchers were the Spanish missionaries, followed by Mexicans, Japanese, Chinese and Russians. Today, nearly every nationality is represented in California agriculture. The California Department of Food and Agriculture strives to support this tradition of innovation and agricultural diversity by working with private industry, academia and public sector agencies. These partnerships allow the department to adapt public policy to a rapidly changing industry - California agriculture.
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California Polytechnic State University Animal Science

Ever since the first classes were taught at Cal Poly in 1903, classes in animal husbandry have been offered to Cal Poly students. Over the years, the departments of Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Dairy Science and Poultry Industry merged into the present-day Animal Science Department. Today, the department offers students the opportunity to apply the principles of animal biology, molecular biology and other life sciences to a variety of species including farm animals, exotic animals, laboratory animals, as well as their own pets. Cal Poly's Animal Science Department boasts one of the most comprehensive hands-on, Learn by Doing programs in the United States, as students work with several species of animals on a regular basis. Extensive facilities provide the resources for students to learn the principles required for success in areas such as veterinary medicine, animal biotechnology, animal facility management, animal nutrition and animal food manufacturing. Additionally, the department engages with current animal industry through faculty involvement research and educational programs.
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California Polytechnic State University Dairy Science

Dairy Science The Cal Poly Dairy Science Program is one of the best in the nation. Housing its own dairy herd and also home to the Dairy Products Technology Center and the Cal Poly Creamery. Through our hands on education philosophy, Cal Poly is making waves and setting new standards of education throughout the country. Staying true to Cal Poly's motto of "Learn by Doing", the Dairy Science Program gives students the chance to gain hands-on experience in many areas of production, processing, and products technology, including research and development at the graduate level, while teaching the history, science, theories and recent developments in the classroom. With a solid group of young people and one of the most knowledgeable faculty teams around, the Dairy Science Program is a wonderful place for anyone to obtain a bachelor of science or master's degree.
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CalpaceThe California Alpaca Breeders Association. Since 1989

Californians have had a long standing love affair with alpacas from the very beginning. Californians purchased alpacas from the first importation from Chile in 1983 and subsequent imports through the 90's when animals came from Peru and Bolivia. It was only a matter of time that a few alpaca owners would get together to socialize, share stories and learn from each other. In 1987, former member Ron Brennan and his wife Carol Ann hosted an informal meeting in their home. There were seven ranches represented by Vicki Arns, Wayne & Eileen Ausland, Ron & Carol Ann Brennan, Cecile Champagne, Terry & Pat Erwin, Arnie Feldsher, Eric Hoffman, and Judy & Mac Mckeon. During this meeting it was decided that regular meetings of alpaca owners should be held to discuss health, nutrition, and successes and failures so they could learn from each other. Information collected also helped researchers identify and find solutions to problems.
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PROPANE EDUCATION & RESEARCH COUNCIL

PROPANE CAN DO THAT. Without irrigation, you don't have a crop. Yet how you choose to irrigate, and the fuel you use to do it - like clean, American propane - can make a big difference. With a propane irrigation engine, you can slash your greenhouse gas emissions and your hourly fuel costs. Grow your bottom line, irrigate on your terms, and keep your operation running clean, with propane.
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United States Department of Agriculture Agriculture

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific in-house research agency. Our job is finding solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day, from field to table. Here are a few numbers to illustrate the scope of our organization: | 800 research projects within 17 National Programs | 2,100 scientists and post docs | 6,000 other employees | 90+ research locations, including overseas laboratories | $1.1 billion fiscal year budget
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