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 2021

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CFS Scholarships Available: If you are or know a Cal Poly student who is interested in attending EcoFarm, the premier sustainable agriculture conference of the West, please let us know you are interested by emailing: cfs@calpoly.edu
We will start distributing scholarships to attend the conference November 15th.

Cal Poly
1. Cal Poly Change the World Challenge: apply by 11/5 
2. Poinsettia and Holiday Sale, Poly Plant Shop: starts 12/3 

3. Cal Poly Student-made Cheese Gift Boxes and Holiday Wine Sets

San Luis Obispo & Central Coast
4. Ventura County Farm Day: 11/6 
5. Food System Education: Teaching Food Ag and Nutrition, SLO Food System Coalition: 11/9
       Featuring Cal Poly Professor Dr. Nick Babin
6. Rain Barrel Basics workshop, San Luis Obispo: 11/13
7. Rangeland Drill Seeding Demonstration, Salinas: 11/17
8. Sustainable Ag Expo: Paso Robles 11/4 & King City 11/16  
9. Community Olive Crush at Kiler Ridge Farm, Paso Robles: 11/28 
10. Organic Grower Summit, Monterey: 12/1-2 
11. Compost Use in Agriculture Workshop Series, Salinas: 12/2, 12/9-10
12. Grow Your Own Holiday Cocktail Garden, FarmsteadED: 12/11
13. Rooted in Resilience, EcoFarm Conference, Pacific Grove: 1/19-22 

Virtual & Hybrid
14. Creative Economy for Sustainable Development, Agronomy Crop Soil Annual Meeting: 11/7-10 
15. Fibershed Wool and Fine Fiber Symposium: 11/13 
16. UC Ag Experts Talk: BMPs for Navel Orangeworm in Nut Crops: 11/17
17. Sustainable Agriculture Summit: 11/17-18
18. California Water Policy Conference: In the Era of Increasing Climate Complexity: 11/18 
19. California Bioresources Alliance Symposium: 11/18-19
       Featuring Cal Poly Professor Dr. Mike McCullough

Opportunities
20. USDA Pandemic Response & Safety Grant Program for producers, processors, distributors: 11/22 
21. CCOF Organic Transition Grants for producers: 12/10
22. CDFA Healthy Soils Program accepting applications: 12/31 Demonstration & 2/25 Incentives
23. CDFA State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) applications: thru 1/18
24. Campus Representative Internship, Regeneration Field Institute
25. California Conservation Technician position, American Farmland Trust
26. Apply for free compost through Compost Connector, Zero Foodprint 

 

Please send questions, comments, and event announcements to:  cfs@calpoly.edu

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