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 February 2020

                                                                                                                                 Image credit: Citrus Chicks 

We hope you can join us for one or all of our California Small Farm Conference pre-conference events on Thursday, February 27 (the first 3 links below)!

Upcoming Events

Center for Sustainability Events

1. Small Vineyard Practices for a Hotter, Drier Climate, Tablas Creek Vineyard: 2/27 (9am)
2. Weighing Cover Cropping Options in Orchards, Cal Poly Orchard: 2/27 (2pm)
3. Science and Transformation of Agriculture with Jonathan Lundgren, SLO Bot Garden: 2/27 (7:30pm)

Cal Poly

4. TEDx San Luis Obispo: 2/8
5. Emerging Markets Panel: Food and Society: 2/11  
6. CRFG Annual Scion Exchange: 2/22

7. Change the Status Quo, Social Justice Leadership Conference: 2/29 
8. Aspire to Grow 2020: Diversity and Innovation in Agriculture: 3/4 
9. Campus U-pick Clementines! Wed, Fri, Sat

San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara & Monterey Counties

10. EconAlliance Growing Possibilities Ag Forum, Santa Maria: 2/6 
11. SLO Food System Coalition meeting, San Luis Obispo: 2/11
12. HEAL-SLO Workplace Wellness Forum: 2/13 
13. Invasive Plants Workshop, SLO Master Gardeners: 2/15 
14. Central Coast VegFest: 2/15 
15. UCCE Irrigation and Nutrient Management Meeting, Salinas: 2/18
16. Sourdough and Bone Broth workshop, SLO Master Preservers: 2/22 
17. Grower Perspectives on Redevelopment: Materials, Redesign, Equipment, J. Lohr Vineyards: 2/26
18. California Small Farm Conference, Paso Robles: 2/27-29
19. Bees in SLO County Events, SLO County Public Libraries:  beginning 2/28  
20. 29th Vertebrate Pest Conference, Santa Barbara: 3/2-5  
21. Healthy Soils Program Application Assistance Workshop, SLO Farm Bureau: 3/5
22. Planned Grazing: How to Grow Soil, Grassland Health and Profit, California Valley: 3/6-8  

California & Out-of-State

23. World Ag Expo, Tulare: 2/11-13 
24. Rooting for Organic: Roadmap to an Organic California release party, Sacramento: 2/18 
25. #BillionPersonMovement Global Challenge Event, San Francisco: 2/27
26. Growing Together Black Farmers Conference with Urban Farmers, Fresno: 2/29
27. Natural Products Expo West, Anaheim: 3/3-5

28. Cover Crops Field Day, NRCS Plant Materials Center, Lockeford: 3/5
29. 2020 Citrus Showcase, Visalia: 3/5 
30. New Agrarian Online Training Program, In-person Training, Pescadero: 3/14-16
31. Compost Operations Training Course, Santa Rosa: 3/16-20

32. CA Dairy Sustainability Summit, Sacramento: 3/25-26
33. THRIVE Innovation Summit 2020, Santa Clara: 3/25 
34. This Way to Sustainability Conference, CSU Chico: 3/26-28
35. 1st Annual Soil Health Innovations Conference, Bozeman MT: 3/30-31
36.  10th Biannual Sustainable Ag Educ. Assoc. (SAEA) Conference, Ohio State: 7/16-19


37. Cal Poly Student Experimental Farm (SEF) Student Manager Position
38. Cal Poly Basic Needs Coordinator position  
39. Civic Spark Fellowship, Priority Application period closes: 2/29
40. Soil and Water Conservation Society Scholarships: 2/29
41. FoodCorps application period closes: 3/13
42. TomKat Ranch Regenerative Ranching 2020 Summer Internships: 3/13
43. CA Higher Ed Sustainability Conference Speaking Proposals and Best Practice Awards: 3/13
44. CDFA Climate Smart Grants – Alt. Manure Management & Dairy Digester Program: 3/27
45. Development Manager and Stewardship Intern positions at Land Conservancy SLO
46. Inventory Supervisor Position at Busy Bee Organics, Buellton
47. Director of Indian Operations, Urth Agriculture  

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