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 March 2023

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

Upcoming Events

1. Small Farm Tech Day, City Farm SLO: 3/6

Cal Poly
2. Succulent Blow Out, Poly Plant Shop: 3/11    
3. NCAT/Cal Poly Follow the Sun AgriSolar Tour and AgriSolar Webinar: 4/4 
4. Environmental review pathways: Prescribed Fire webinar: 4/6
5. Study Abroad Summer 2023: Cal Poly in Costa Rica: Agriculture and Conservation
6. Study Abroad Fall 2023: IHP Food Systems: Agriculture, Sustainability, and Justice: apply 4/13

San Luis Obispo & Central Coast

7. Livestock Handling, Leatherwork & Electricity, Ranch Ed Program, Cuesta College: 3/4,15,16
8. Non-profit Mondays at SLO Provisions, SLO Food System Coalition: 3/6,13,20,27
9. N. American Strawberry Growers Association Meeting and Symposium, San Luis Obispo: 3/7-10

10. Queens, queens, queens! Central Coast Beekeepers Alliance, Santa Margarita: 3/9
11. Vineyard Water Management UC Seminar, San Luis Obispo: 3/10 
12. Love SLO Day of Service: 3/11
13. Central Coast CAPCA Spring Meeting, Santa Maria: 3/16
14. Spring Gardening: Seed Starting and Vegetable Tips, UC Master Gardeners: 3/18
15. Chumash Ethnobotany, SLO Botanical Garden: 3/19
16. WiVi Central Coast, Paso Robles: 3/29
17. SLO Beaver Festival, Mission Plaza, San Luis Obispo: 4/1

California & Nevada
18. CA Small Farm Conference Regional Gatherings: 3/2-6
19. National Farmers Union Convention, San Francisco: 3/5-7
20. Natural Foods Expo West, Anaheim:
21. This Way to Sustainability, CSU Chico: 3/24-25
22. Wildland Urban Interface Conference, Reno NV: 3/28-30  

Virtual & Hybrid
23. CA Resource Conservation Districts Virtual Conference: thru March
24. UC Online Organic Agriculture Seminar Series for Growers: Tuesdays thru 3/21 
25. NRCS Beating the Weeds without Herbicides: Soil-Friendly Organic Weed Mngmt: 3/20
26. Heat, floods and fires: California farmworkers in times of climate change: 3/28
27. USFS Biochar, Fungi, and Forest Management webinar: 3/30 
28. NRCS Strengthening Organic Agriculture: Research Updates from The Organic Center: 4/4


29. Taylor Farms Summer Internships: apply by 3/15
30. LEED Green Associate Training (Discount code ‘green’): 3/25, 4/15, 5/6 or On-demand

31. Summer Youth Empowerment Program, City Farm SLO: apply by 4/1
32. USDA-FSA Conservation Reserve Program: signup by 4/7
33. CCOF Future Organic Farmer Grants for college and vocational students: apply by 4/14
34. Compost Research College Scholarships: due 4/14 
35. CalRecycle Organics Grant Program: due 4/20
36. USDA-AMS Local Agriculture Market Program: due 5/2
37. Part-time Instructor Position, Ranch Education Program, Cuesta College 
38. Coordinator position, SLO Food System Coalition
39. Education Program Manager position, Center for Ecoliteracy, Berkeley
40. CA Agricultural Land Protection Policy and Program Manager position, American Farmland Trust


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