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 May 2023

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

Upcoming Events

Cal Poly
1. Central Coast Social Justice Education Conference, Santa Maria: 5/20
CaliforniansForAll College Corps Application for Cal Poly students: due 6/1
3. Quesos Latinos / Hispanic Cheeses Short Course, Dairy Innovation Center: 6/21-22  

San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara
4. Irrigation Efficiency Workshop, Wolff Vineyards, San Luis Obispo: 5/5
5. Salinas River Symposium: Reconnecting the River, Atascadero: 5/5
6. Sheep Shearing Shindig, City Farm SLO: 5/6
7. SLO Food System Coalition Meeting: Food Access and Equity: 5/9
8. Integrating Mechanization, Foley Estates Vineyard, Lompoc: 5/12
9. Taste of Santa Barbara: 5/15-21
10. Slow Money Spotlight on City Farm SLO: 5/18
11. One Cool Earth Garden Party: 5/20 
12. Gardening for Birds and Butterflies with Native Plants, SLO Master Gardeners: 5/20
13. Grazing for Riparian Corridor Fuels Management, Paso Robles: 5/26
14. Intro to Tractor Operation and Appropriate Application, Ranch Ed Program, Cuesta College: 6/3

15. Targeted Grazing for Fuel Reduction Field Tours, Jamul CA: 5/8
16. Prescribed Grazing in the Ojai Valley: 5/16
17. Wild Farm Alliance and Paicines Ranch Field Day: 6/1
5th Annual Healthy Soil Summit, Seaside: early reg by 6/21

Virtual & Hybrid
19. AIM for Climate Summit, Washington D.C.: 5/8-10
20. eOrganic Biocontrol Webinar Series: 5/11, 5/18, 5/24
21. NRCS The Role of Plant Genetics in Soil Health: Selecting Crop Cultivars: 5/15
22. NRCS Support for Organic Transition: 5/22
23. Flatheaded Borer Concerns in California Walnuts, UC Ag Experts Talk: 5/31
24. Suscon Building Sustainable Supply Chains webinar: 6/1 


25. CivicSpark Fellow Applications are open
26. LEED Green Associate Training: 5/6, 6/3, or On-demand  [Coupon code ‘green’]
27. Western SARE Research and Education Pre-Proposal: due 5/23 
28. EcoFarm is hiring! Communications Director position: 5/26
29. EcoFarm 2024 Conference Proposals: due 6/5
30. Garden Educator job position, One Cool Earth
31. Executive Director position, Coastal San Luis RCD
32. Farm Management Intern and Assistant Farm Manager positions, BeeSweet Citrus 
33. Leopold Conservation Awards nominations due: 7/18


To request to have your sustainable food and farming announcement included,
please send information and link to

Related Content


More events


Students at Swanton Pacific Ranch

Explore topics and initiatives in sustainable agriculture

Go to Resources


Learn by Doing on the campus farm

Make a Gift

Sign Up

Monthly Updates

Go to Announcements