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 March 2024

For links to upcoming events and opportunities in sustainable agriculture, please see below:

Upcoming Events

Cal Poly
1. Cal Poly Sustainability Award Nominations: due 3/15
2. CA State Certified Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Training: apply by 3/25

3. Cal Poly Open House Showcase: 4/13
4. Study Abroad:
IHP Food Systems: Agriculture, Sustainability, and Justice: apply by 4/15
5. College Corps Priority Application Deadline: 4/15

San Luis Obispo & Central Coast
6. SLO Food System Coalition: Food Policy Panel: 3/5
7. Adapting Fruit and Vegetable Production Practices to Changing Climate: Ventura 3/5 & Salinas 3/6 
8. March Propagation Meeting, CA Rare Fruit Growers: 3/9
9. Ladybug Festival and Free Family Day, SLO Botanical Garden: 3/10
10. Nexus of Soil Health and Ag Tech Field Day, Braga Fresh, Salinas: 3/12
11. Vineyard Team Tailgate: Sustainable Energy for the Wine Industry, Atascadero: 3/14
12. Holistic Management Intensive, White Buffalo Land Trust, Lompoc: 3/20-3/29 
13. CAPCA Central Coast Chapter CE Meeting, Santa Maria: 3/21
14. Beaver Festival 2024, San Luis Obispo: 3/23
15. WiVi Central Coast, Paso Robles: 3/27 
16. Cuesta Ranch Education: Introduction to Land Use Planning and Grazing: starts 4/1

17. Love SLO Day of Service: 4/13

California & the West
18. National Farmers Union Convention, Scottsdale AZ: 3/10-12
19. Natural Foods Expo West, Anaheim: 3/12-16
20. California Agriculture Day 2024, Sacramento: 3/19
21. Wildland Urban Interface Conference, Reno NV: 3/26-28
22. Regenerative Winegrowing Workshop, Paicines Ranch: 3/28
23. Bioneers Conference, Revolution from the Heart of Nature, Berkeley: 3/28-30
24. Spring Field Day - Cover Crop Seeding, Lockeford Plant Materials Center: 4/3

25. Soil Health Academy, Regenerative Orcharding w/ Stacked Enterprises, Burroughs Family Farms, Denair: 4/30 -5/2

26. Clemson Going Organic webinars: Alternative Protein and Upcycled Food Ingredients: 3/13 
27. Rodale Institute: The Potential of Biochar & Cover Crops and No-Till Techniques: 3/13 & 3/27
28. EPA Nutrient Explorer webinar: 3/13
29. LEED Green Associate Training: 3/16, 4/13, 5/11, 6/8 or On-Demand [Discount code ‘green’]
30. eOrganic Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation with the Use of Cover Crops as Carbon Source: 3/21


31. Paid Summer Farm Apprenticeships through Anne Saxelby Legacy Fund: apply by 3/15
32. Taylor Farms Summer Internships: apply by 3/15
33. CA-CRaFT Program application for citrus growers: due 3/15
34. NRCS Conservation Stewardship Program for producers: apply by 3/22
35. CCOF Future Organic Farmer Grants for college and vocational students: apply by 4/19
36. City Farm SLO Summer Internships 
37. Work with Groundswell International
38. Fibershed is seeking a Climate Beneficial Healthy Soils Project Manager 
39. Apricot Lane Farms is Hiring! Habitat Restoration Team Member, Farm Fertility Assistant, and Digital Communications Coordinator


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