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 2022

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Upcoming Events

We are looking forward to the fall 2022 quarter here at Cal Poly!
Please see below for our listing of upcoming events and opportunities in sustainable agriculture 

Cal Poly
1. Poly Plant Shop open starting: 9/10
2. Cal Poly Meats, open Thurs/Fri/Saturdays

San Luis Obispo & Central Coast

3. Avocado Margarita Festival, Morro Bay: 9/9-11
4. Tool Repair and Rainwater Catchment Workshop, UC Master Gardeners SLO: 9/17
5. SLO County Creeks to Coast Cleanup: 9/17
6. Santa Barbara County Farm Day: 9/17
7. Monterey County Rangeland Carbon Sequestration, Salinas or Zoom: 9/22
8. California Agriculture in the Classroom Conference, Ventura: 9/22-24 

9. Arroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival: 9/23-24
10. All About Apples, UC Master Preservers SLO: 9/24  
11. Goleta Lemon Festival: 9/24-25  
12. Pasture, Holistic Management Workshops, Cuesta College: 10/8, 11/18-19
13. Dutch Oven Cooking Classes, Cuesta College: 10/8. 11/19
14. California Oak Symposium, San Luis Obispo: 10/31-11/3
       Featuring Cal Poly Professors Richard Cobb and Matt Ritter
       Scholarships available - Deadline September 21


15. Sustainable Produce Summit, Palm Desert: 9/22-24
16. CAPCA Annual Conference, Anaheim: 10/9-11 
17. Verge 2022: The Climate Tech Event, San Jose: 10/25-27
18. FREP/WPH Nutrient Management Conference, Visalia: 10/26-27

19. CA-CRaFT Asian citrus psyllid mitigation program webinars: 9/8 & 9/14
20. USDA Local and Regional Food System Reporting and Data Tool webinar: 9/9
21. Why "Organic" Matters - Soil Health and Certified Organic Farming: 9/15
22. White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health: 9/28

23. Society for Range Management Annual Meeting abstracts due: 9/15
24. CA Climate & Ag Network (CalCAN) Summit Poster Presentation Proposals due: 9/16

25. NRCS Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative apply by: 9/22
26. CAFF Small Farm Conference 2023 workshop proposals due: 10/1
27. CalRecycle Community Composting for Green Spaces applications due: 10/20
28. Western SARE Grants for producers and producer partners: through 11/17
29. Western SARE Graduate Student Research and Education grants due: 12/6
30. Volunteer Internships at One Cool Earth

31. Zero Foodprint Compost Connector Program - apply for reduced cost compost

32. Orchard Manager Position at Apricot Lane Farms (a.k.a. The Biggest Little Farm)
33. Environmental Scientist / Ag Data Analyst, Provost & Pritchard, Visalia
34. Research Associate for Product Development, Mori, Salinas
35. Chumash Marine Sanctuary Intern, 6 mo paid internship, Sierra Club


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