For more than four years, the Yuma Center for Excellence in Desert Agriculture has been doing something radically practical — responding directly to the needs of the farming industry.
Dairy farmers in Arizona are dealing with challenges brought by tariffs and competition from alternative milk products, such as almond and soy milk, as well as persistent drought across the Southwest.
University of Arizona students has the opportunity to work with the agriculture industry to identify its needs and develop a product to address those challenges with the Go To Market Initiative.
Our Go to Market Initiative project was featured on "Inside Tucson Business" website!
We teamed up with engineering and business students design time and money-saving agricultural technology and form a startup to bring the invention to market.
Brierley says while crops are tested for contaminants now, results may not be available until the product is already on store shelves. Brierley and other researchers are working to change that. They want to eventually develop scanners that could be used on harvesters or in the field.