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 2024

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. Strawberry Center Field Day: 8/8
2. Grimm Family Center for Organic Production and Research Field Day: 8/8
3. Cal Poly Meats: open Thurs, Fri, Saturdays
4. Cal Poly U-Pick and Farmstand: Saturdays

San Luis Obispo & Central Coast
5. Organic Produce Summit, Monterey: 7/10-11
6. Vineyard Team Tailgate: Successful SGMA Plans, Paso Robles: 7/16
7. California Mid-State Fair, Paso Robles: 7/17-28
8. Open Garden Day, Master Gardeners SLO: 7/20
9. Edible SLO Magazine Summer House, La Lomita Ranch, San Luis Obispo: 7/28-30
10. Rodale California Organic Center Field Day, Camarillo: 8/8
11. Distillery Trail Weekend, SLO County: 8/9-11
12. SEEAG Santa Barbara County Farm Day: 8/24
13. National Heirloom Expo, Ventura: 9/10-12

California & The West

14. Solar Grazing Workshop, Hopland: 7/15-17
15. Call for Abstracts: Cultivating Ag Partnerships for Sustainability Summit, Utah: due 8/1
16. Request for Proposals: 2025 CA Small Farm Conference: due 9/15

17. 2024 Sustainable Agronomy Conference: 7/10-31
18. EPA Tools & Resources Webinar Series: Comp. Analysis Local Climate Change Impacts: 7/17
19. UC Ag Experts Talk: Vine Mealybug: 7/24
20. Sustainable Pest Management and Production Webinar, OFAC: 7/25
21. EPA Tools & Resources Training Series: Tools for Adaptation Planning: 8/1

22. Sustainable Winegrowing On-Demand Education, Vineyard Team

23. Americorps VIP Program for recent graduates: due 7/15
24. Leopold Conservation Award nominations: due 7/18
25. Scholarship application
CRARS Regenerative Ag Tech. Assist. Certificate Program: due 8/1
26. ECCLP CSU-UC Undergrad Internship and Graduate Mentorship applications: apply by 8/15
27. Seeds for Bees Program applications open: through 8/31
28. Sustainable Agriculture Action Plans, Western SARE: apply by 9/6
29. Healthy Soil Grant Program, Zero Foodprint


To contact us with additional announcements, please email

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