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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 2023

                                                                                                                              Image credit: Citrus Chicks 

Small Farm Tech Day is happening Monday, March 6th at City Farm SLO as part of the California Small Farm Conference - the event will feature demos of a no till drill, electric tractor, harvest bot and more! Free and open to the public.
Please see below for links to more upcoming events and opportunities in sustainable agriculture: 

Upcoming Events

1. Small Farm Tech Day, City Farm SLO: 3/6

Cal Poly

2. Social Justice Teach-In: 2/9
3. Scion Exchange, Grafting Clinic and Rootstock Sale: CA Rare Fruit Growers: 2/18
4. Aspire to Grow Conference: Diversity and Innovation in Food and Agriculture: 2/22
5. Proposal Process for Wildfire Fuels Treatment w/ Prescribed Grazing webinar: 2/24

6. Change the Status Quo: Social Justice Leadership Conference: 2/25

San Luis Obispo
7. Community Leaders in Food Rescue and Resilience, SLO Food System Coalition: 2/7
8. Spring Swarms! Central Coast Beekeepers Alliance, Santa Margarita: 2/9
9. Ranch Education Program, Cuesta College: begins 2/9
10. The Possibilities of Mushrooms, SLO Museum of Art: 2/13
11. Digging and Dividing Dahlias and Backyard Composting, UC Master Gardeners SLO: 2/18
12. BlendFest Coastal Excursions: Harmony Headlands, Seaweed Foraging and more: 2/23-25
13. N. American Strawberry Growers Association Meeting and Symposium, San Luis Obispo: 3/7-10

14. Dry Farming Symposium, Orchard Planning Short Courses and more, UCSC Center for Agroecology

15. Nicole Masters Reading the Land Workshop, Paicines Ranch: 2/6-7
16. CA Plant and Soil Science Conference, Fresno: 2/7-8
17. World Ag Expo, Tulare: 2/14-16
18. Cover Crops: Leading Strategy for Soil Health & AgOrder4.0 Compliance, Soledad: 2/16
Agricultural GHG and Soil Carbon Accounting with COMET-Farm, Salinas: 2/17-18
20. 2nd Regenerative Almond Field Day, Burroughs Family Farms, Ballico: 2/21-22
21. CA Rangeland Conservation Coalition Summit: Rangeland and Fire, Stockton: 2/24
22. CA Small Farm Conference Regional Gatherings: 3/2-6
23. Natural Foods Expo West, Anaheim: 3/7-11

Virtual & Hybrid
24. NCAT AgriSolar Clearinghouse webinar series: ongoing
25. UC Organic Agriculture Seminar Series for Growers: Tuesdays
26. NRCS Biological Nutrient Management webinar: Best Organic Practices: 2/6
27. NRCS Fundamentals of Food Labels: Organic, Naturally Grown, Salmon Safe, Bee Better: 2/7
28. eOrganic Scaling Up Seed Production, Data Management and Analysis: 2/7 & 2/14
29. Briefing on Organic Priorities for 2023 Farm Bill, Organic Trade Association: 2/8
30. 11th Annual Seed Library Summit: 2/11
31. Measuring Soil Health at Scale, Soil Health Institute: 2/16
32. College Conference on Cooperatives, National Farmers Union: 2/16-19
33. Climate Action Webinar Series, Community Environmental Council of SB: 2/16 & 2/23

34. eOrganic Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation webinar: 2/21 
35. USDA 2023 Agricultural Outlook Forum: 2/23-24
36. CA Small Farm Conference Virtual Workshops: 2/26 – 3/1
37. NRCS Silvopasture - What it is and What it is not: 2/28

38. Farm Robotics Challenge: starts 2/1 

39. Summer Internships at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center: apply by 2/15
40. Sustainability Summer Internship, Dole, Salinas
41. Taylor Farms summer internships: apply by 3/15
42. Career Openings, California Association of Resource Conservation Districts
43. Jobs and Opportunities, EcoFarm Association 
44. Jobs at the Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)

45. Sustainable Pest Management: Roadmap for California 
       Webinars summarizing recommendations: urban settings 2/28 , agricultural 3/2 

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