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 2020

Discover How Cattle Restore Land Health and Social Well-being  Friday, March 6 
Cal Poly's Swanton Pacific Ranch will present a lively discussion on the intersection of land restoration and livestock management. Presenters will include carbon farming pioneer Loren Poncia of
Stemple Creek Ranch, and Devii Rao of UC Extension. 
Location: Baker Bldg 180 - Rm 101 from 12:40-2pm.

For links to more upcoming events and opportunities, please see below:

Upcoming Events

Center & Cal Poly
1. Aspire to Grow 2020: Diversity and Innovation in Agriculture: 3/4 
2. Discover How Cattle Restore Land Health and Social Wellbeing: 3/6  
3. Conference on Soilborne Plant Pathogens: 3/25-27  CANCELLED 
4. Campus U-pick 

San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara & Monterey Counties

5. Bees and Beekeeping in SLO County: various locations through March & April
6. Healthy Soils Program Application Assistance Workshop, SLO Farm Bureau: 3/5
7. Planned Grazing: How to Grow Soil, Grassland Health and Profit, California Valley: 3/6-8 

8. Santa Barbara Culinary Experience: 3/13-15 
9. How to Control Ground Squirrels, SLO Vets Hall: 3/17  POSTPONED 

10. Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit, Hartnell College: 3/17-18 
11. Ag Innovations Conference, Santa Maria: 3/18 
12. Farming Near Riparian Areas: Benefits and Food Safety Risks, Royal Oaks: 3/20
13. Intro to Permaculture Workshop, Sunburst Sanctuary, Lompoc: 3/20-22 
14. Vegetable Gardening, SLO Master Gardeners: 3/21 
15. Managing Vine Mealybug in an Era of Leafroll, Mission Trails Vineyard, Los Alamos: 3/23 
16. WiVi Central Coast, Paso Robles: August 
17. Private Wildflower and Botanical Adventure with Profs Ritter and Yost: 3/28 
18. Photography on the Farm workshop, 
Rêves de Moutons, Paso Robles: 3/29
19. Eco Hero Award- Paul Stamets & Louie Schwartzberg of Fantastic Fungi, Santa Barbara: 3/29
20. Central Coast CAPCA CE Meeting, Atascadero: 3/31 
21. Compost Application Demonstration, Avila Valley Barn, SLO: 4/2  (RSVP by 3/19)
22. Hospice du Rhône, Paso Robles: 4/23-25  Rescheduled for April 22-24, 2021

California & Out-of-State

23. Natural Products Expo West, Anaheim: 3/3-5
24. 2020 California Co-op Conference, Sacramento early bird reg due: 3/4

25. New Agrarian Online Training Program, In-person training, Pescadero: 3/14-16 
26. Compost Operations Training Course, Santa Rosa: 3/16-20

27. CA Dairy Sustainability Summit, Sacramento: 3/25-26  Postponed
28. THRIVE Innovation Summit 2020, Santa Clara: 3/25  Postponed
29. This Way to Sustainability Conference, CSU Chico: 3/26-28  Online Format
30. Healthy Citrus Workshop, Santa Paula: 3/31  Online Format
31. Soil Health Innovations Conference, Bozeman MT: 3/30-31  Postponed to November
32. Sustainable Ag Education Assoc (SAEA) Conference, Ohio State: 7/16-19


33. Pollinators: The glue that connects sustainability issues webinar: 3/4
34. Organic Management of Spotted Wing Drosophila webinar: 3/4
35. Biochar: What Is It? webinar: 3/19
36. Soil Management for Community Trees webinar: 3/25
37. Update on Organic Crop Insurance Options for 2020-21 webinar: 3/31 

38. FSMA 2020 Produce Safety Online Training
39. Ag Order 4.0 comments due: 4/20
40. LEED Green Associate Training live webinars


41. TomKat Ranch Regenerative Ranching 2020 Summer Internships: 3/13
42. FoodCorps application period closes: 3/13
43. CA Higher Ed Sustainability Conf.
 speaking proposals and awards: 3/27  EXTENDED 
44. SLO County Earth Day 2020 early reg for exhibitors: 3/20 
45. CDFA Alt. Manure Management & Dairy Digester Program: 4/27  EXTENDED
46. CDFA Climate Smart Grants – Healthy Soils Program
47. FARMGirls Summer Camp registration deadline: 3/28
48. NYFC Young Farmer Grant Program: 3/29
49. Farm Intern position, Avila Valley Barn & Gopher Glenn Apple Farm: 3/31
50. Community Composting for Green Spaces Grant Program: 4/1
51. Composting Council College Scholarship applications due: 5/10  EXTENDED
52. Urban Greening Grant Program: 5/1
53. Experimental Market Garden Manager position, Swift Subtropicals, Los Osos 


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