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For detailed listings of other events, opportunities and resources for sustainable agriculture at Cal Poly and on the Central Coast, please visit recent postings on our Announcements page!

September 2019 Announcements

Upcoming Events

Welcome to all the new and return students coming back to campus. Please check out the abundance of activities and opportunities coming up this fall, including Swanton Pacific Day at Cal Poly's beautiful seaside ranch in northern Santa Cruz County!

Center & Cal Poly
1. Cal Poly Farmers Market, Mustang Way 3:30-5:30: 9/3, Tuesdays
2. Farm to Table Benefit Dinner, Swanton Pacific Ranch, Davenport: 9/28 (early bird thru 9/21)
3. Swanton Pacific Day 2019: 10/12 

San Luis Obispo & Region
4. Vineyard Team Sustainability in Action (SIP), Presqu’ile, Santa Maria: 9/4 
5. PAPA seminar, Santa Maria: 9/5  (8 DPR units)
6. Avocado Margarita Street Festival, Morro Bay: 9/7 
7. 2019 American Grown Field to Vase Dinner, Lompoc: 9/7 
8. Industrial Hemp Farm Tour, Templeton: 9/7
9. Central Coast Rangelands Workshop, UCCE San Luis Obispo: 9/12
10. Wild and Scenic Film Festival, SLO County: 9/14-22  (adv. pricing ends 8/31)
11. Creeks to Coast Cleanup Day: 9/21
12. Master Gardeners Fall Festival: 9/21
13. Tomato Festival Dinner, Windrose Farm: 9/22 
14. Compost Operations Training Course (COTC), Monterey: 9/23-27
15. Running a Ranch as a Business, Monkeyflower Ranch, Moss Landing: 9/25
16. Permaculture Design Certification Course, Sunburst Sanctuary, Lompoc: 9/26-29 
17. Arroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival: 9/28 
18. Santa Barbara County Farm Day: 9/28
19. SLO Master Preservers, Dehydration: The Dry Facts: 9/28
20. Bounty of the Harvest benefit dinner at Tiber Canyon Ranch: 10/5  (early bird thru 8/31)
21. Harvest Hard Cider Dinner, Gopher Glen Organic Apple Farm: 10/5
22. Central Coast Tiny Footprint Expo, Madonna Meadows SLO: 10/11-13

California & Out-of-State
23. Farm Immersion, Fiber Arts Workshop and more, Quail Springs Permaculture, Maricopa
24. CA Women for Agriculture Statewide Meeting, Madera: 9/7-8  
25. National Heirloom Expo, Santa Rosa: 9/9-10 
26. Soil Not Oil Conference, San Francisco: 9/9-10   (Youth Scholarships for those 22 & under!)
27. Soil and Nutrition Conference, Southbridge MA, early bird deadline: 9/15
28. 2nd Western Groundwater Congress, Sacramento: 9/17-19   
29. Eat Real Festival, Oakland: 9/21-22 
30. Carbon Farm Planning Training, Bowles Farming, Los Banos: 10/3 (save the date)
31. Soil Health Tech for Climate Resilience, Merced: 10/9
32. Verge 19 Clean Economy, Oakland: 10/22-24 (early reg by 9/27, 10% discount w/ code: V19CC)
33. Annual FREP/WPHA Conference, Fresno: 10/28-30 (early reg thru 9/24)

Online
34. Cover Crops: Watching Grass Grow NRCS webinar: 9/11
35. Food Sovereignty and the Role of Extension, MSU webinar: 9/16
36. USDA Value-Added Producer Grant webinar: 9/18
37. One-stop Resource for Wind Erosion, Air Quality and Dust Mitigation webinar: 9/20
38. How to Prepare for FSMA Produce Safety Inspection webinar: 9/24
39. USCC What's New in Food Waste Diversion and Composting Equipment webinar: 9/25
40. Western SARE Grant Writing Webinars: 9/25, 9/27 & 10/4
41. Conservation Innovation Grant Program – Water Management: 9/26
42. OFRF Basics of Organic Farming, free online training program for beginning farmers: ongoing
The first soil health module features demos by our CAFES Faculty and Ag Ops Director - check it out!

Opportunities
43. Prescribed Fire Educator position, Mariposa County Extension: 9/6 
44. Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture, UC Santa Cruz, applic deadline: 9/30     
45. Scholarship to attend Soil Health Academy in Chico: due 10/19  (workshop dates 12/3-5)
46. CDFA Biologically Integrated Farming Systems Program grants: 10/31 
47. Propose a workshop for Small Farm Conference, Paso Robles: due 11/1 (conference dates 2/27-29)
48. Western SARE upcoming grant deadlines: 11/11, 11/13, 11/20
49. Communications and Operations Coordinator, CA Climate & Ag Network (CalCAN)
50. Communications Coordinator, CA Rangeland Trust
51. Farm Production Manager, Desert Farming Initiative, Univ. Nevada, Reno
52. Farm Operator position, Avila Valley Barn & Gopher Glen Apple Farm: contact@gopherglen.com


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