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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 October 2022

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Upcoming Events

Happy October!  Please see below for links to upcoming events and opportunities in
sustainable agriculture: 

Cal Poly
1. Compost Application and Reduced Tillage Demonstration Field Day: 10/22  
       Featuring NRES/PLSC faculty Charlotte Decock
2. Climate Solutions Now Virtual Conference: 10/26-28
       Featuring NRES/AGB faculty Chris Dicus, Jeremy James, and Michael McCullough
3. Cal Poly Fuels Management Training Program webinar: Lompoc Valley Project: 11/3

San Luis Obispo & Central Coast
Pasture, Holistic Management Workshops, Cuesta College: 10/8, 11/18-19
      Featuring Cal Poly’s Holistic Management Certified Educator Rob Rutherford

5. Irrigation Mngt, Soil Nitrate Quick Test, Organic Certification Basics, Santa Maria: 10/12
6. Soil Improvement for the Home Garden, UC Master Gardeners: 10/15
7. Central Coast Rangeland Coalition Fall Meeting – Livestock Pond Restoration, Sunol: 10/18 

8. Central Coast Sustainability Summit, UC Santa Barbara: 10/19
9. Golden Oak Honey and Pumpkin Festival, CC Beekeepers Alliance, Paso Robles: 10/22

10. Community Olive Crush at Kiler Ridge Farm, Paso Robles: 10/30 & 11/27
11. California Oak Symposium, San Luis Obispo: 10/31-11/3
        Featuring NRES/BIO faculty Richard Cobb and Matthew Ritter
12. Sustainable Ag Expo, San Luis Obispo: 11/14-16
        Featuring NRES/WVIT faculty Nicholas Babin and Shunping Ding
13. Organic Grower Summit, Monterey: 11/30-12/1 

& Nevada
14. Verge 2022: The Climate Tech Event: 10/25-27 
15. FREP/WPH Nutrient Management Conference, Visalia: 10/26-27
16. California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN) Summit, Davis: 11/13-14
17. Latino Farmer Conference, Escondido: 11/17-18
18. Intertribal Agriculture Council Annual Conference, Las Vegas NV: 12/6-8

Virtual & Hybrid
19. NRCS Conservation Webinars: Ranching with Fire & Grazing Lands Innovations: 10/12 & 10/13
20. eOrganic Nurturing City Soils for Healthy Organic Farms webinars: starts 10/19
Webinar: Chile-California
Innovaciόn en la agricultura para combatir el cambio climático: 10/20
22. UC-IPM Webinar: Managing Voles- Rats- and Mice- in Orchards: 10/26
23. Quivira Regenerate Conference, Denver CO: 11/2-4 

24. CDFA Conservation Planning Grant applications due: 10/23
25. CDFA Biologically Integrated Farming Systems (BIFS) Program applications due: 10/31
26. CDFA State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) applications due: 11/8
27. CDFA Pollinator Habitat Program applications due: 11/23 
28. Increasing Land, Capital, and Market Access Program: due 10/28

29. LEED Green Associate Training (Student Coupon code ‘green’): 10/29, 11/12, 12/1 or On-demand
30. Western SARE Grants for producers and producer partners: through 11/17
31. Western SARE Graduate Student Research and Education grants due: 12/6
32. Orchard Manager Position at Apricot Lane Farms (a.k.a. The Biggest Little Farm)
33. CA Conservation Technician / Water Resources Specialist positions, American Farmland Trust
34. Agriculture and Rangeland Program Manager position, Sierra RCD
35. Student Internship Position - SLO County Solid Waste Division MustangJOBS #7049769 
36. Communications Manager position, Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF)
37. Climate Leadership and Education Associate, Community Env. Council, Santa Barbara

38. Grants for Small Farms Resource Page, UC Small Farms Program 


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