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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 2020

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Mark your calendars for Healthy Soils Week 2020 Nov. 30 - Dec. 5!  Hosted by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).  Please see below for links to more events and opportunities in sustainable agriculture: 

Center & Cal Poly

1. Report on Joint Healthy Soils Project to be available during Sustainable Ag Expo: 11/9-12/4
Registrants can watch the pre-recorded presentation anytime during the Sustainable Ag Expo, and
Tune on November 20, when presenters Cristina Lazcano (UC Davis), Josh Beniston (Santa Rosa College), Stewart Wilson, Connie Wong, Charlotte Decock (Cal Poly) will share their experiences with
Compost Application in Vineyards during a live virtual Q & A.

2. Sustainable Management of CA’s Fire-Prone Landscapes webinar series: 11/5, 12, 19
     Hosted by Cal Poly professor Dr. Marc Horney
3. Cal Poly Student-made Cheese Gift Boxes and Holiday Wine Sets

San Luis Obispo County
4. SLO Food System Coalition General Meeting: Resilience + Response to COVID-19: 11/10 
     Hosted by Cal Poly professor Dr. Ellen Burke

5. UCCE How to Control CA Ground Squirrels: English 11/18 & Spanish 11/19 
6. Drop-off Face Mask Donations throughout SLO County: thru 11/20
7. Shop Small Saturday, Downtown SLO: 11/28 

Online
 

8. California Dairy Sustainability Summit: 11/5-6    
9. Sustainable Ag Expo & Int'l Winegrowing Summit: 11/9 - 12/4 
10. Biostimulants in Modern Agriculture and Their Role in Nutrient Use Efficiency: 11/10
11. CA Bioresources Alliance Symposium 2020: Building the Regenerative Carbon Economy: 11/12
12. Biochar as Carbon Emissions Negative Technology: 11/12
13. Fibershed Fine Fiber Symposium: Healthy Soil & Sea, Changing the Flow of Fashion: 11/12-14
14. 2020 Online Biodynamic Conference: 11/12-15 
15. Building a Water-Resilient California: 11/12, 17, 19 
16. Post-Fire Relief and Recovery Programs for Ranchers: 11/13 
17. 
Indigenous Food Sovereignty: A Restorative Revolution film screening: 11/16
18. Practical Measures of the Soil Microbiome: 11/17 
19. Managing Weeds in Grassland and Rangeland in the Context of Fire: 11/18
20. Farmer Veteran Stakeholders Conference: Veterans Farming through Adversity: 11/18-19
21. American Farmland Trust Soil Health Case Studies webinar series
 
 
        Economic Impacts of Soil Health Practices on Wine Grapes: 11/19
        Quantifying Water Quality, Climate Impacts on Wine Grapes: 12/1
22. Setting the Stage for 2021 UN Food Systems Summit: 12/1
23. Regenerative Earth Summit: 12/1-2
24. Early registration for virtual EcoFarm Conference! 12/15 

Opportunities

25. CCOF Organic Transition Grants for producers: 11/27 
26. CCOF Future Organic Professional Grants for FFA students: 11/27
27. 
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) for producers: thru 12/11
28. Western SARE Sabbatical Research and Education Grant: 1/ 11 
29. SLO APCD Ag equipment replacement and electrification incentive programs 
30. Powerhouse Clean Energy Innovation Winter Internships  
31. Jobs at Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)
32. Regenerative Ranching Apprenticeships at TomKat Ranch
33. Field Organizer position and Policy Internship at CA Climate & Ag Network (CalCAN)
34. GleanSLO Program Coordinator part-time position
35. Jobs at Community Agroecology Network (CAN) 
36. Jobs at Kitchen Table Advisors

Resources
37. Match.Graze  Connecting landowners with grazers providing fire fuels reduction services
38. Eating Local on the Central Coast  Website created by 2 SLO High School students!

 

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