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 November 2019

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Center & Cal Poly
1. Grocery Story: Food Cooperatives author Jon Steinman: 11/10
2. Proposal deadline for Change the Status Quo Conference: 11/15
3. Cal Poly Global Program – Sustainable Ag Costa Rica, Env Mngmt Taiwan info sessions: thru 12/5
4. Regenerative Ag Field Day at Swanton Pacific Ranch: 1/21
5. Cal Poly Student-Made Cheese Gift Boxes and Holiday Gift Sets

San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura & Monterey Counties
6. Ventura County Farm Day: 11/9   
7. Sustainable Ag Expo, San Luis Obispo: 11/11-13
8. Discovering SIP: A Dynamic Excursion in Edna Valley: 11/14
9. SLO Food System Coalition: Increasing Access at Farmers' Markets panel: 11/18
10. Healthy Soils Demo Events: Marketing Livestock & Conservation Tillage, Watsonville: 11/20 & 12/6
11. CropManage Workshop, UCCE Watsonville: 11/20
12. Healthy Soils Demo Event: Vermicompost Facility Tour, Paso Robles: 11/21
13. Organic Grower Summit, Monterey: 12/4-5 
14. Ovines in the Vines 101: Targeted Grazing in Vineyards, Paso Robles: 12/5
15. CA Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting, Monterey: 12/8-11  
16. Holistic Management Intensive, Sunburst Sanctuary, Lompoc: 12/9-18 

California & Out-of-State
17. 14th Annual California Bioresources Alliance Symposium, Sacramento: 11/14    
18. Organic Fertilizer Assoc of CA (OFAC) seminar, Yuba City: 11/14
19. 2019 Fibershed Wool and Fine Fiber Symposium, Point Reyes: 11/16
20. Farmer Veteran Coalition Stakeholders Conference, Austin TX: 11/17-20 
21. 2019 Fire Congress, Association for Fire Ecology, Tucson AZ: 11/18-22
22. Latino Farmer Conference, Tulare: 11/19
23. Quivira Conference, Albuquerque NM: 11/19-22
24. Soil Healthy Academy, CSU Chico: 12/3-5 
25. Small Farm Tech Expo, Santa Rosa: 12/8

Online
26. Social Equity and Sustainable Food webinar: 11/5
27. Vegetable Production and Soil Health webinar, Rodale Institute: 11/6
28. California Climate and Agricultural Policy and Financing webinar: 11/7
29. Small Farm Food Safety Questions De-mystified webinar: 11/19
30. LiDAR for Resource Assessment webinar: 11/26
31. Growing for the Future, Nat'l Farmers Union Online Virtual Conference: 12/2-5
32. CDFA Wildfire Recovery Resources page

Opportunities
33. Scholarships to attend EcoFarm Conference: 11/12 
34. This Way to Sustainability Conference, CSU Chico, proposal deadline: 11/15
35. 17th Annual People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Student Design Competition: due 11/19
36. Nominations for Int’l Certified Crop Adviser of the Year Award: 11/26
37. NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program deadline: 12/3
38. CAL-FIRE Fire Prevention Grants Program, CA Climate Investments: 12/4
39. CalRecycle Organics Grant Program: 12/5
40. CDFA State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) applications due: 12/16
 

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