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 2023

cambria treesUpcoming Events & Opportunities

Please see below for links to lots of great events and opportunities! 

Cal Poly
1. CAFES Connections: Fall Career Networking Event: 11/16
2. Poinsettia and Holiday Sale, Poly Plant Shop: 12/2
3. Cal Poly Fuels and Vegetation Education Program
      * Using the CalVTP: New Implementation Tools and Lessons Learned webinar: 12/7
      * Forest Health Grants and Forest Practice Documents webinar: 12/12      
4, Cal Poly Student-made Cheese Gift Boxes

San Luis Obispo & Central Coast
5. Vineyard Team Sustainable Ag Expo, SLO: 11/14-15
6. Composting Workshop, Rodale Institute, Camarillo: 11/17
7. Organic Grower Summit, Monterey: 11/29-30 
8. ‘Buy Local’ Food System Innovations and Challenges, SLO Food System Coalition: 12/5
9. EcoFarm Conference, Pacific Grove: 1/17-20

California & the West
10. FREP/WPH Nutrient Management Conference, Modesto: 11/8-9
11. Wild Farm Alliance Field Days, Aptos & Royal Oaks: 11/10 & 11/15
12. California State Beekeepers Association Annual Convention, Costa Mesa: 11/14-16
13. UC Climate Smart Practices for Fruit and Nut Production Workshop, Tulare: 11/29
14. Intertribal Agriculture Council Annual Conference, Las Vegas NV: 12/12-14  

Virtual & Hybrid
15. ASA Biochar and Manure Amendments on Cover Crops to Improve Soil Health: 11/7
16. OFRF Farmers are researchers: Conducting your own on-farm research: 11/8
17. UC Ag Experts Talk: Branched Broomrape: A Parasitic Weed Threat to the Tomato Industry: 11/8  
18. Rodale Institute webinars: Impact of Soil Management on Soil Health and Vegetables: 11/8
19. CA Native Grasslands Association (CNGA) GRASS Award Speaker Series:
       Jacob Weverka (UCSB) 11/14 & Annie Meeder (Cal Poly SLO / U. Colorado Boulder) 12/5  
20. Agritourism Intensive, UC-SAREP: 1/24-2/28 [Register by 11/26]  
21. UC Nitrogen Planning and Management in Organic Annual Crops: 11/27, 12/4,11,18
22. CA Bioresource Alliance Symposium: Developing the Circular Bioresources Economy: 11/28
23. eOrganic Adapting and Expanding High Tunnel Organic Vegetable Production: 11/30
24. Vineyard Team Sustainable Winegrowing Education On-Demand: Free through 11/30
25. OFAC Sustainable Pest Management and Production CE webinar: 12/7


26. Small Farm Innovation Challenge: apply by 11/15
27. LEED Green Associate Training: Live webinars 11/18, 12/16, 1/13 or On-Demand
      [Discount code ‘green’]
28. Western SARE Graduate Student Grant deadline: 12/7
29. UC SAREP Sustainable Ag and Food Systems Small Grant Program: due 1/9


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