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 September 2020

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Upcoming Events

California Biodiversity Day 2020 will be celebrated September 5-13 with a week full of fun and informative events for everyone, check it out!   
Please see below for links to other great upcoming events and opportunities.

Cal Poly
1. UC/Cal Poly/OFRF Organic Basics for Beginner Farmers Online Training Program
2. Swanton Pacific Ranch Recovery Fund 
3. Cal Poly Meats and Cal Poly-made products: Thurs, Fri, Sat

San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara Counties
4. EcoSLO Creeks to Coast Cleanup 2020: 9/16 – 9/30
5. Santa Barbara County (Virtual) Farm Day, Students for Eco-Education & Agric: 9/19
6. Eco Drive-in Film Night: Kiss the Ground Premiere, Goleta: 9/21

Online
7. Emergency Preparedness for Livestock Owners: 9/2 & 9/9
8. Millenials and GenZers: Their Decisions Affecting Climate Change and Food Choices: 9/3
9. UC Ag Experts Talk: What's in Your Orchard: Protecting California from Invasive Species: 9/9  (CEUs)

10. NRCS-CA Virtual Cover Crop Field Day: 9/10
11. Organic Fertilizer Association of CA (OFAC) Healthy Soils seminar: 9/10 
12. Regenerative Food Systems Investment Forum: 9/14-17 
13. Virtual Ag Innovations Conference: Comprehensive Crop Care: 9/15-16  (CEUs)
14. WasteExpo Food Recovery Forum: 9/15
15. CAPCA Conference pre-registration deadline: 9/15
16. Measures of Soil Nitrogen Cycling webinar: 9/17  (CEUs) 
17. Western SARE Grant Writing Webinars: 9/21, 22, 23, 24
18. Conservation Innovation Grants: Water Quality: 9/24
19. TEA and LCA of Biochar Production from Forest Residues: 9/24
20. California Ag in the Classroom Conference: 9/25-26
21. Central Coast Rangeland Research Updates webinar: 9/29
22. Farm to Food Bank Projects in CA & AZ, EcoFarm Dirt First! series: 9/29
23. Healthy Soils for a Sustainable Future: Soil Health and Greenhouse Gases, USDA Climate Hub: 9/29
24. Control of Vertebrate Pests in Citrus: 9/29  (CEUs)
25. 2020 Farm Finance Forum, California FarmLink: 9/30  
26. 
PacificNW/Mountain Nutrient Cycling, Soil Health & Food Safety Conference: 10/27-29
27. Annual FREP/WPHA Conference: 10/28-29 
28. Virtual Sustainable Ag Expo & Int'l Winegrowing Summit: 11/9 - 12/4  (CEUs)

Opportunities
29. Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) for producers: 9/11
30. Agroecology, Farming and Food Pathways certification course: begins 9/23
31. Project Green Challenge 2020 for students: 10/1 - 10/30
32. Annie’s Grants for Gardens applications due: 11/2

33. California Farm Academy applications due: 11/20 
34. Western SARE Grants Farmer/Rancher, Professional+Producer, and Research to Grassroots:
due Nov. 2, 4, 12, 18
35. Western SARE Sabbatical Research and Education Grant: 1/11
36. Community Agroecology Network (CAN) seeking Operations Manager & Dev/Comm Director
37. CCOF Organic Inspector and Food Safety Inspector positions available

38. Communications Coordinator position at California Rangeland Trust

Resources
39. CAFF Disaster Resilience Webpage 

Streaming
40. Kiss the Ground Movie : on Netflix starting 9/22 

 

Please send questions and comments to cfs@calpoly.edu

 

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