Center for Sustainability

Center for Sustainability

Agriculture for Tomorrow

A College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) Program

Cal Poly landscape

Stewards of Tomorrow

Preparing leaders in sustainability through education, research, outreach, and operations.

To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.

  —Mahatma Gandhi

Announcements December 2019

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Upcoming Events

Happy World Soil Day this Dec. 5th and Healthy Soils Week Dec. 2-6 up in Sacramento!
Upcoming local events and opportunities are below. Season's greetings from Cal Poly!

Center & Cal Poly

1. Regenerative Ag Field Day at Swanton Pacific Ranch: 1/21
2. Apply for Summer Internships at Swanton Pacific Ranch: 12/31
3. Cal Poly Global Program – Sustainable Ag Costa Rica, Env. Mngmt Taiwan info sessions: thru 1/28

4. Cal Poly Poinsettia Sale, Poly Plant Shop: 12/6-7  
5. Cal Poly Student-Made Holiday Wine Gift Sets

San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara & Monterey Counties

6. Organic Grower Summit, Monterey: 12/4-5 
7. Ovines in the Vines 101, Tablas Creek Vineyard, Paso Robles: 12/5
8. Conservation Tillage Methods on Large Acreage, Triple M Ranch, Las Lomas: 12/6
9. Adelaida Holiday Sip and Shop, Halter Ranch, Paso Robles: 12/8
10. EcoFarm Conference, Pacific Grove, early bird registration: 12/8
11. CA Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting, Monterey: 12/8-11 
12. The Science of Healthy Soils, Moss Landing: 1/28
13. Small Farm Conference, Paso Robles: 2/27-29 

California & Out-of-State

14. Small Farm Tech Expo, Santa Rosa: 12/8-9
15. Soil Health Innovations Conference, Bozeman MT, early bird reg: 12/15
16. Global G.A.P. Workshop, Santa Cruz: 12/17-19 

17. California Dairy Sustainability Summit, Sacramento, early bird reg: 12/20
18. California Women for Ag Annual Convention, Chico: 1/10-12
19. Rangeland Summit 2020, Stockton: 1/14
20. Sustainable Foods Summit, SF: 1/22-23

21. 2020 Agricultural Cooperatives Directors and Executives Leadership Training, Clovis: 1/30-31   


22. A Practical Guide to Organic Crop Insurance webinar: 12/10
23. Will They Breakdown at My Compost Facility? webinar: 12/11
24. USDA Value-Added Producer Grant webinar: 12/17 


25. CAFF part-time Farmer Services Coordinator position, various locations
26. UC-ANR Assistant Specialist – Small Farms and Specialty Crops, Fresno & Tulare: 12/13
27. CDFA State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) applications due: 12/16
28. Nonpoint Source Pollution (NPS) Control Program grants, CA Water Boards: 12/17
29. USDA-NRCS Conservation Collaboration Grants deadline: 2/7
30. Western SARE Graduate Student Grants in Sustainable Agriculture due: 2/11

31. Civic Spark Fellowship, Priority Application period closes: 2/29
32. Program Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator, Center for Land-based Learning


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