Center for Sustainability

Center for Sustainability

Agriculture for Tomorrow

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

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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 February 2022

                                                                                                                                 Image credit: Citrus Chicks 

Please see below for links to upcoming events and opportunities in sustainable agriculture: 

Upcoming Events

Cal Poly
1. 6th Annual Social Justice Teach In: 2/17
2. Change the Status Quo Social Justice Conference, Center for Service in Action: 2/26
3. CAFES Aspire to Grow Conference: 3/2 

San Luis Obispo & Central Coast
4. Collaborating for Food System Change, SLO Food System Coalition: 2/8 
5. Central Coast Bioneers Conference, San Luis Obispo: 2/26 
6. Small Farm Conference Regional Gathering, Avila Valley Barn, San Luis Obispo: 3/3
7. Soil Health and Extreme Drought Field Day, Rodale Institute, Camarillo: 3/3 
8. 8th California Oak Symposium, San Luis Obispo: 3/21-24

Central Valley
9. World Ag Expo, Tulare: 2/8-10
10. Regenerative Almond Field Day, Burroughs Family Orchards, Ballico: 2/17

Virtual & Hybrid
11. UC Organic Agriculture Seminar Series for Growers: Wednesdays 2/1, 8, 15, 22 
12. California Plant and Soil Conference: 2/1-3 
13. SSSA Assessing Soil Health Webinar Series: 2/1 & 2/15
14. NRCS Research and Innovation in Organic AgTech webinar: 2/1 
               Connecting the Dots from Soil to Human Health webinar: 2/2
15. Organic Seed Growers Conference: 2/4-11
16. SoilCon, Washington Soil Health Week: 2/8-12 
17. Latino Farmers Conference: 2/9 
18. Waste Management Sustainability Forum: 2/9
19. ASA Using Soil Microbes to Improve Fertilizer Efficiency and Soil Health webinar: 2/10
20. USFS Pairing Biochar Properties with Soil Deficiencies webinar: 2/10 
21. College Conference on Cooperatives, National Farmers Union: 2/18-19
22. CCOF Virtual Annual Meeting: 2/16 
23. Citrus Thrips Biology, Monitoring and Management webinar: 2/18
24. USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum: New Paths to Sustainability and Productivity: 2/24-25 
25. Ag Order 4.0 for Vineyards, Vineyard Team webinar: 2/25 
26. 34th Annual California Small Farm Conference: 2/27-3/3 
27. Best Practices for Pollinators Summit: 3/1-3 
28. Global Use of Soil-Biodegradable Mulch webinar: 3/1 
       Featuring Cal Poly professor Seeta Sistla 

29. 42nd Annual EcoFarm Conference: 3/9-18
30. Conference on Soilborne Plant Pathogens: 3/22-24

31. USDA Pandemic Support for Organic and Transitioning Operations: 2/4 
32. UC Small Farms Program Manager, Sacramento: closes 2/7
33. Western SARE Graduate Student Research and Education grant deadline: 2/8
34. CivicSpark Fellow Application opens: 2/14
35. CDFA Healthy Soils Program incentive grants: due 2/25
36. Farms for a New Generation Outreach Specialist position, American Farmland Trust
37. Coordinator, Sustainability Certifications, SCS Global Services
38. Internships at the Organic Farming Research Foundation

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