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 May 2022

The CaliforniansForAll College Corps program at Cal Poly is seeking your help to work on
climate action, food security and education projects on the Central Coast! 
   *College Students: Earn $10,000 as a fellow during the 2022-23 school year
   *Community Organizations:  Apply to host students for your amazing programs
   *Faculty: Let us know if you would like to partipate through your service learning projects 

Please see below for links to more upcoming events and opportunities: 

Upcoming Events

Cal Poly
1. Special Event: Empoderando Mujeres in Agriculture: 5/10
2. CaliforniansForAll College Corps application deadline: 5/15
3. Taste of the World, Food Science & International Center: 5/20  
4. Covell Ranch Forest Health Fuels Reduction Field Training, Cambria: 5/26 

San Luis Obispo & Central Coast
5. Carrizo Colloquium, Atascadero: 5/6 
6. Fumigants and Non-fumigant Alternatives, Ventura: 5/6  with the Cal Poly Strawberry Center
7. SLO Food System Coalition Quarterly Meeting: Food Equity in SLO County: 5/10 
8. Rancher to Rancher: Grazing for Soil Health and Productivity in Drought, Carrizo Ranch: 5/10
9. Regenerative Organic Alliance Winegrowers Workshop, Tablas Creek Vineyard: 5/12 
10. Vine Mealybug Management in a Changing Environment tailgate: 5/13 
11. Santa Barbara Culinary Experience: 5/16-22 
12. Film On the Farm: Where There Once Was Water, Hartley Farms: 6/3 
13. One Cool Earth Garden Party, SLO Botanical Garden: 6/3

14. EcoFarm Field Days: 5/1 – 6/13
     * Regenerative Grazing and Direct Marketing at Stemple Creek Ranch: 5/1
     * Organic Berry Farming at JSM Organics: 5/7
     * Honoring Ancestral Foodways at Pie Ranch: 5/10
15. Principles,Practices for Regenerative Ag w/ John Kempf, Paicines Ranch: 5/11-12

Virtual & Hybrid
16. A Restored California is a Resilient California webinar, SusCon: 5/3 
17. Western Food Safety Conference, Hartnell College: 5/4-5 
18. eOrganic 2022 National Organic Research Agenda webinar: 5/5 
19. A World Without Soil, NRCS Conservation Webinar: 5/10 
20. ReFED 2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit: 5/10-12
21. Increases in Soil Health at JSM Organics: Implementing Multiple Practices webinar: 5/11
22. Climate Conversations: Adaptation in Agriculture: 5/19 

23. CDFA Alternative Manure Management Program: 5/9
24. Western SARE Research and Education Pre-proposal deadline: 5/19 
25. Restoration Engineering Technician position, San Luis Coastal RCD: 5/19 
26. Carbon Farming Program Manager & Monitoring and GIS Manager positions, Marin RCD: 5/20 
27. Teach for America Ignite Fellowship for current college students, application deadline: 6/6
28. Range Camp 2022 for high school students, UC Elkus Ranch, Half Moon Bay: 6/19-24
29. Leopold Conservation Awards nominations due: 7/18
30. LEED Green Associate Training virtual live or on-demand ($50 off with discount code ‘green’)
31. Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) is Hiring
32. Stepladder Creamery (Cambria, CA) is Hiring 

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