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.

Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

  —John Muir

Announcements January 2020

We are gearing up for two Soil Health Field Days as pre-conference events for the Small Farm Conference, both on February 27:
Small Vineyard Practices for a Hotter, Drier Climate in the morning, and
Weighing Cover Cropping Options in Orchards in the afternoon. Please click the link for more information and to RSVP. 

Upcoming Events


Center & Cal Poly
1. Regenerative Ag Field Day at Swanton Pacific Ranch: 1/21
2. Soil Health Field Day Workshops, Small Farm Conference: 2/27
3. Cal Poly Global Program – Sustainable Ag Costa Rica, Env. Mngmt Taiwan, Agribusiness Mexico
4. CRFG Annual Pruning Workshop: 1/11
5. Cal Poly Alumni & Friends Reception at Unified Wine & Grape Symposium: 2/5
6. TEDx San Luis Obispo: 2/8

San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara & Monterey Counties

7. January is Restaurant Month in SLO County!
8. Native Plant Propagation Workshop, SLO Botanical Garden: 1/11
9. 
Weed Management: Biology, Technology and Practice, Castoro Cellars, Templeton: 1/14
10. Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival: 1/17-20
11. Central Coast Beekeepers Alliance 2020 kickoff meeting, San Luis Obispo: 1/20
12. EcoFarm Conference, Pacific Grove: 1/22-25
13. The Science of Healthy Soils, Moss Landing: 1/28 
14. Basic Principles of Food Safety, Santa Maria: 1/29
15. Central Coast Bioneers Conference, San Luis Obispo: 2/1  
16. Small Farm Conference, Paso Robles: 2/27-29

California
17. California Women for Ag Annual Convention, Chico: 1/10-12
18. Rangeland Summit 2020, Stockton: 1/14

19. Carbonator 500 Demonstration Day, Falk Forestry Saw Mill, Cazadero: 1/14
20. The Arc of Texture and Color Derived from a Regional Land Base, SF: 1/18

21. Sustainable Foods Summit, SF: 1/22-23
22. Agricultural Cooperatives Directors and Executives Leadership Training, Clovis: 1/30-31
23. Compost Operations Training Course, Santa Rosa, early bird reg: 2/1
24. California Plant and Soil Conference, Fresno: 2/4-5
25. Sustainable Food and Farming Conference, Grass Valley: 2/7-9
26. World Ag Expo, Tulare: 2/11-13
27.
Natural Products Expo West, Anaheim: 3/3-5
28. CA Dairy Sustainability Summit, Sacramento: 3/25-26
29. THRIVE Innovation Summit 2020, Santa Clara: 3/25 

Online
30. Managing Soil and Irrigation for Drought: 1/14 
31. OpenTEAM: Open Technology Ecosystem for Agricultural Management: 1/15 
32. Mapping the Regenerative Standards Landscape: 1/16
33. Ecosystem Management in Towns and Cities: 1/29 

Opportunities
34. CDFA Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) concept proposals: 1/31
35. NRCS Conservation Collaboration Grants deadline: 2/7 
36. SARE Graduate Student Grants in Sustainable Ag due: 2/11
37. Civic Spark Fellowship, Priority Application period closes: 2/29

38. USDA Value-Added Producer Grant deadlines: 3/5 & 3/10 

39. Environmental Analyst position at Guayaki
 

 

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