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 2023

Congratulations to the Cal Poly Universities 'Road to Reclamation' Rose Float for winning the Extraordinaire Award for 2023! CLICK HERE for the Cal Poly News Article 

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

Upcoming Events

Cal Poly 
1. Develop your Personal Fire Qualification Plan for Prescribed Burning webinar: 1/19
2. 2023 Ag Showcase: 1/25-27
3. Pruning Clinic and Workshop, CA Rare Fruit Growers: 1/28
4. Social Justice Teach-In: 2/9
5. Aspire to Grow Conference: Diversity and Innovation in Food and Agriculture: 2/22
6. Change the Status Quo: Social Justice Leadership Conference: 2/25    

San Luis Obispo & Central Coast
7. Eat Local Bonus Program, City of SLO: through January
Regenerative Agriculture Field Day, McGrath Family Farm, Camarillo: 1/12
9. Morro Bay Bird Festival: 1/13-16
10. EcoFarm Conference, Pacific Grove: 1/18-21 
11. Improving Soil Health with Compost and Vermiculture Tailgate, Vineyard Team: 1/20
12. Ranch Education Program, Cuesta College: begins 2/9
13. Mushroom Discovery Workshops, SLO Botanical Garden: 2/17-19   

California & Nevada
14. Getting Started with Fruit Trees, UCSC Center for Agroecology: 1/28
15. Compost2023, Ontario CA: 1/24-27
16. Sustainable Foods Summit, San Francisco: 1/25-26 
17. BPIA Conference & BioSolutions Conference, Reno NV: 2/20-22 & 2/23-24  

Virtual & Hybrid
18. eOrganic Series: Practical Training for On-Farm and Collaborative Plant Breeding: starts 1/10
19. UCCE Virtual Workshop: Ag/Livestock Pass Disaster Access Program: 1/18
20. Farm and Ranch Business Structure Basics, National Farmers Union: 1/26
21. USDA Forest Service Landscape Scale Restoration Program webinar: 2/3
22. Biological Nutrient Management: Best Organic Practices: 2/6
23. Fundamentals of Food Labels: Organic, Naturally Grown, Salmon Safe, Bee Better: 2/7 
24. USDA 2023 Agricultural Outlook Forum: 2/23-24
25. California Small Farm Conference: 2/26 – 3/3


26. LEED Green Associate Training (Discount code ‘green’): 1/21, 2/11, 2/28 or On-demand
27. EPA People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) Student Design Competition: apply by 2/1
28. Scholarships for future water leaders through the Association of California Water Agencies

29. Disaster Assistance Programs, USDA Farm Service Agency
30. Financial Assistance Resources, Recover SLO County  


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