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 July 2022

Upcoming Events

We hope you are enjoying the fruits (and veggies) of summer!  Please see below for links to upcoming events and opportunities in sustainable agriculture - 

Cal Poly
1. Introduction to Utility Wildfire Risk Mitigation Webinar, Swanton Pacific Ranch: 7/14
2. Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day: 7/28 

San Luis Obispo County
3. Night Harvest Light and SWEEP Grants, Vineyard Team: 7/15 
4. Open Farm Days: FARMstead ED: 7/15-17 
5. Open Garden Day, UC Master Gardeners: 7/16
6. California Mid-state Fair, Paso Robles: 7/20-31   
7. Land Use, Pasture, Holistic Management Workshops, Cuesta College: 9/10, 10/8, 11/18-19
8. Dutch Oven Cooking Classes, Cuesta College: 10/8, 11/19

9. Agri-Pulse Food and Ag Issues Summit: Reinventing Resiliency, Sacramento: 7/11
10. Sierra Foothills Cattle and Sheep Grazing School, Auburn: 7/14-15
11. CAPCA Annual Conference, Anaheim, early registration deadline: 8/30 

12. Soil Health Do’s and Don’ts webinar: 7/12
13. Urban and Innovative Agriculture 101: What the USDA is doing now: 7/14
14. Sustainable and Organic Production webinar, Organic Fertilizer Assoc of CA: 7/14
15. The Composting Handbook as a Reference webinar, USCC Foundation: 7/14
16. FoodTank Listening Session: Strengthening Nutrition and Food Security Research: 7/14
17. Science on the Hill: Climate Smart Agriculture: 7/15 
18. The Art and Science of Vineyard Grazing: 7/18
19. Sustainable Agronomy Conference: 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9
20. Virtual Field Day: Integrating Livestock in Organic Crops: 7/20
21. Farms Under Threat 2040: Choosing an Abundant Future for CA, American Farmland Trust: 7/27
22. Soil Health Institute Annual Meeting: Scaling Up Soil Health: 8/11-12


23. Leopold Conservation Awards nominations due: 7/18  
24. UC Academic Coordinator positions – Organic Agriculture Institute & Small Farms Network: 7/28
25. Sustainable Agriculture Action Plan grant opportunity, Western SARE: 8/15 
26. Seeds for Bees applications due: 8/31


To contact us with additional announcements, please email

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