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 June 2024

Swanton Pacific Ranch                                                                                                                       Image credit: Swanton Pacific Ranch

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

Upcoming Events

Cal Poly
1. Cal Poly CAFES Coffee from Costa Rica Available to Purchase
2. Fuels and Vegetation Education Program (FAVE) Field Workshops and Webinars
3. Advanced Cheesemaking Short Course, Dairy Products Technology Center: 7/16-17
4. Designer/Manager School of Irrigation, ITRC
5. Strawberry Center Field Day: 8/8
6. Grimm Family Center for Organic Production and Research Field Day: 8/8  

San Luis Obispo & Central Coast
7. FARMsteadED Open Farm Days: 6/21-23
8. Creating Water Resilient Landscapes, SLO Permaculture Guild, Oceano: 6/22  
9. Common Ground screening and panel discussion, Regenerative California, Sand City: 6/22
10. Salinas Biological Summit: 6/25-26
Día de Campo Conservación en la granja, Salinas: 6/29 
12. Organic Produce Summit, Monterey: 7/10-11
13. Vineyard Team Tailgate: Successful SGMA Plans, Paso Robles: 7/16
14. California Mid-State Fair, Paso Robles: 7/17-28
15. Edible SLO Magazine Summer House, La Lomita Ranch, San Luis Obispo: 7/28-30

California & the West
16. Soil is a Living System, Christine Jones Workshop, Paicines Ranch, 6/20-21
17. Regenerative Viticulture Field Day Event, Windsor: 6/21
18. Organic Stone Fruit Jubilee and Small Farm Expo, Kingsburg: 6/22
19. Field Day at Jackson Avocado Ranch, Valley Center: 6/25
20. Call for Proposals: Organic Seed Growers Conference, Oregon: due 7/5
21. Solar Grazing Workshop, Hopland: 7/15-17 
22. Call for Abstracts: Cultivating Ag Partnerships for Sustainability Summit, Utah: due 8/1
23. Rodale California Organic Center Field Day, Camarillo: 8/8
24. Request for Proposals: 2025 CA Small Farm Conference: due 9/15

25. Rodale Institute - Ancient Wheat: The Old Grain with Prospects: 6/12
26. The Economics of Soil Health on Small Grain Farms, Soil Health Institute: 6/20
27. USDA Conservation Webinars: Pollinators and Ag & Climate Change and Ag: 6/20 & 6/25
28. eOrganic: Developing Organic Crop Budgets for Transitioning Producers: 6/26

29. 2024 Sustainable Agronomy Conference: 7/10-31  
30. UC Ag Experts Talk: Vine Mealybug: 7/24
31. Sustainable Pest Management and Production Webinar, OFAC: 7/25  [Early bird by 7/4]
32. Sustainable Winegrowing On-Demand Education, Vineyard Team

33. Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) Summer Internships
34. Jobs at Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) 
35. Jobs and Internships at American Farmland Trust
36. Americorps VIP Program for recent graduates: due 7/15
37. Leopold Conservation Award nominations:  due 7/18
38. CDFA Biologically Integrated Farming Systems (BIFS) Concept Proposals: due 7/26
39. Scholarship application CRARS Regenerative Ag Technical Assistance Certificate Program: due 8/1
40. ECCLP CSU-UC Undergraduate Internship and Graduate Mentorship applications: apply by 8/15


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