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 January 2021

Good bye 2020 and Hello 2021!  
Please see below for a list of upcoming events and opportunities in sustainable agriculture

Upcoming Events


Cal Poly 
1. Virtual Ag Showcase: 1/14-15
2. Aspire to Grow Conference, Diversity Equity and Inclusion in Agriculture: 2/18 
3. Cal Poly Meats (and more) Drive Thru: Thurs-Sat

San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara Counties 
4. Agritourism Intensive for SLO/SB Counties: 1/12 – 2/16 
5. Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival: 1/15-16
6. Women for the Land, Virtual Learning Circle for SLO/SB Counties: 1/19 & 1/26
7. California Naturalists Certification Course, Cambria: 1/24-31
8. Crop Improvement Workshop, Santa Maria: 1/27 or 1/28
9. Stories of a Resilient SLO, SLO Climate Coalition: 1/28
10. CA Native Shrub I.D. and Propagation Workshop, SLO Botanical Garden: 1/30

Online
11. Real Organic Symposium: Sundays in January
12. Assessing Soil Health:  On-Farm Economics webinar: 1/19 
13. EcoFarm Conference: 1/20-23
14. AgEmerge 2021: Scaling Up Regenerative Agriculture: 1/25
15. Innovations in State Policy and Implications for Local and Regional Food Systems: 1/25
16. Sustainable Foods Summit North America: 1/25-28
17. Cover Crops, Herbs, and Cut Flowers for Pollination and Pest Management: 1/26
18. California Rangeland Summit: 1/26-29
19. Virtual Compost2021: 1/26-27
20. Soil Health in Organic High Tunnels: 1/27
21. California Women in Agriculture (CWA) Annual Convention: 1/30 
22. California Plant and Soil Conference: 2/1-3

Opportunities
23. Seafood Trade Relief Program: thru 1/15 
24. LEED Green Associate Training: 1/16, 2/6, 2/25 or On-Demand (student discount code 'green')  
25. North Coast Soil Hub Regional Coordinator position: 1/21
26. California Monarch Butterfly Conservation Planner position: 1/27
27. NRCS California Wildfire Disaster Recovery Funding: 1/29
28. CDFA Fertilizer Research and Education Program concept proposals: 1/29
29. USDA SARE Graduate Student Research and Education Grant: due 2/9
30. EPA People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Student Design Competition: 2/9
31. UC-SAREP Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Small Grants Program: 2/15
32. USDA-NRCS Rangeland Management Specialist various locations in CA: open 1/8 - 7/15
33. Research and Education Program Manager, Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF)

 

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