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 January 2024

Congratulations to the Cal Poly Universities 'Shock N' Roll' Rose Float for winning the Crown Innovators Award for 2024! CLICK HERE to learn more 

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

Upcoming Events

Cal Poly
1. Annual Pruning Workshop, California Rare Fruit Growers: 1/13
2. Ag Showcase: 1/18-19
3. Cal Poly in Costa Rica: Agriculture & Conservation Info Session: 1/19
4. Cal Poly Fuels and Vegetation Education Program: 1/19, 1/24, 1/25
5. Aspire to Grow DEI Conference: 2/28

San Luis Obispo & Central Coast
6. Eat Local Bonus Program, City of SLO: 1/2 – 1/31
7. Morro Bay Bird Festival: 1/11-15
8. Cuesta Ranch Education: Introduction to Farm Maintenance: starts 1/16
9. EcoFarm Conference, Pacific Grove: 1/17-20
10. Central Coast Beekeepers' Alliance 2024 Kick-off Meeting, Santa Margarita: 1/18

11. SLO Climate Coalition 2024 Kickoff Party: 1/18
12. Groundswell International Celebration and Info Session, San Luis Obispo: 1/27
13. Everything Citrus, SLO Master Preservers Program: 1/27
14. Orchids that Grow Outside on the Central Coast, SLO Botanical Garden: 1/27
15. 16th Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap, SB Permaculture Network: 1/28
16. Wine and Wings at the Cliffs Resort, Pismo Beach: 2/2
17. Coastal Ocean Literacy Workshop for Educators, Morro Bay: 2/24, 3/16, 5/4

18. Regenerative Agriculture Field Day at Paicines Ranch: 1/16
19. Unified Wine and Grape Symposium, Sacramento: 1/23-25
20. Sustainable Foods Summit, San Francisco: 1/24-25
21. Fellowship of Prep Makers Gathering, Biodynamic Demeter Alliance, Willits: 1/25-28
22. World Ag Expo, Tulare: 2/13-15
23. California Small Farm Conference: 2/25-3/1

Virtual & Hybrid
24. Our Regenerative Future 2024: 1/16-20
25. Vineyard Team Ag Order 4.0 Update Webinar: 1/16
26. CAFF 2024 Healthy Soils Program Information Session: 1/16
27. EPA Tools and Resources Webinar: Food Waste: 1/17
28. CDFA Denmark + California Climate Smart Agriculture Innovation Webinar: 1/18
29. Regenerative Agriculture and Conservation Planning for Technical Assistance Providers: 1/24
30. Biochar and Crop Production webinar, American Farmland Trust: 1/24
31. Silvopasture: An Introduction and Overview: 1/30
32. eOrganic Recent Advances in Organic Pest Management of Spotted Wing Drosophila: 2/7
33. USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum: Cultivating the Future: 2/15-16
34. College Conference on Cooperatives Livestream, National Farmers Union: 2/16


USDA Climate-Smart Pilot Project incentive opportunity for growers and vendors 
36. CDFA Healthy Soils Program Preview of Request for Grant Applications available
37. Pollinator Habitat Grant Programs for Farmers and Ranchers
38. CA Small Ag Business Drought and Flood Relief Grant Program: thru 1/15  
39. OFRF Partnerships and Communications Intern position: Feb-May 2024
40. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) Summer Internships: apply by 2/15
41. Scholarships for future water leaders through the Assoc. of CA Water Agencies: 3/1
42. Paid Summer Farm Apprenticeships through Anne Saxelby Legacy Fund: apply by 3/15
43. CalFresh Community Education Specialist position, San Luis Obispo
44. Cal Poly seeking Plant Science Operations Manager
45. Cuesta College Agriculture Plant Science Full-Time Instructor and Ranch Education Part-Time Instructor Pool
46. CCOF is currently seeking Organic Inspectors, SLO & Santa Barbara Counties

47. Bee Health Bulletin Board   


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