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.

Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

  —John Muir

Announcements September 2019

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Upcoming Events

Center & Cal Poly
1. Cal Poly Farmers Market, Mustang Way 3:30-5:30: Tuesdays
2. Farm to Table Benefit Dinner, Swanton Pacific Ranch, Davenport: 9/28 (early bird thru 9/21)
3. Swanton Pacific Day 2019: 10/12 

San Luis Obispo & Region
4. Vineyard Team Sustainability in Action (SIP), Presqu’ile, Santa Maria: 9/4 
5. PAPA seminar, Santa Maria: 9/5  (8 DPR units)
6. Avocado Margarita Street Festival, Morro Bay: 9/7 
7. 2019 American Grown Field to Vase Dinner, Lompoc: 9/7 
8. Industrial Hemp Farm Tour, Templeton: 9/7
9. Central Coast Rangelands Workshop, UCCE San Luis Obispo: 9/12
10. Wild and Scenic Film Festival, SLO County: 9/14-22  (adv. pricing ends 8/31)
11. Creeks to Coast Cleanup Day: 9/21
12. Master Gardeners Fall Festival: 9/21 
13. Compost Operations Training Course (COTC), Monterey: 9/23-27
14. CDFA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program workshop, SLO Farm Bureau: 9/25
15. Running a Ranch as a Business, Monkeyflower Ranch, Moss Landing: 9/25
16. Permaculture Design Certification Course, Sunburst Sanctuary, Lompoc: 9/26-29 
17. Arroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival: 9/28 
18. Santa Barbara County Farm Day: 9/28
19. SLO Master Preservers, Dehydration: The Dry Facts: 9/28
20. Goleta Lemon Festival: 9/28-29
21. Bounty of the Harvest benefit dinner at Tiber Canyon Ranch: 10/5  (early bird thru 8/31)
22. Harvest Hard Cider Dinner, Gopher Glen Organic Apple Farm: 10/5

California & Out-of-State
23. Farm Immersion, Fiber Arts Workshop and more, Quail Springs Permaculture, Maricopa
24. CA Women for Agriculture Statewide Meeting, Madera: 9/7-8  
25. National Heirloom Expo, Santa Rosa: 9/9-10 
26. Soil Not Oil Conference, San Francisco: 9/9-10   (Youth Scholarships for those 22 & under!)
27. Soil and Nutrition Conference, Southbridge MA, early bird deadline: 10/1
28. 2nd Western Groundwater Congress, Sacramento: 9/17-19   
29. Eat Real Festival, Oakland: 9/21-22 
30. Carbon Farm Planning Training, Bowles Farming, Los Banos: 10/3 (save the date)
31. Soil Health Tech for Climate Resilience, Merced: 10/9
32. Verge 19 Clean Economy, Oakland: 10/22-24 (early reg by 9/27, 10% discount w/ code: V19CC)
33. Annual FREP/WPHA Conference, Fresno: 10/28-30 (early reg thru 9/24)

Online
34. Cover Crops: Watching Grass Grow NRCS webinar: 9/11
35. USDA Value-Added Producer Grant webinar: 9/18
36. One-stop Resource for Wind Erosion, Air Quality and Dust Mitigation webinar: 9/20
37. How to Reduce Food Waste in Your Household webinar: 9/24
38. How to Prepare for FSMA Produce Safety Inspection webinar: 9/24
39. USCC What's New in Food Waste Diversion and Composting Equipment webinar: 9/25
40. Western SARE Grant Writing Webinars: 9/25, 9/27 & 10/4
41. Conservation Innovation Grant Program – Water Management: 9/26
42. OFRF Basics of Organic Farming, free online training program for beginning farmers: ongoing
The first soil health module features demos by our CAFES Faculty and Ag Ops Director - check it out!

Opportunities
43. Prescribed Fire Educator position, Mariposa County Extension: 9/6 
44. Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture, UC Santa Cruz, applic deadline: 9/30   45. Scholarship to attend Soil Health Academy in Chico: due 10/19  (workshop dates 12/3-5)
46. CDFA Biologically Integrated Farming Systems Program grants: 10/31 
47. Propose a workshop for Small Farm Conference, Paso Robles: due 11/1 (conference dates 2/27-29)
48. Western SARE upcoming grant deadlines: 11/11, 11/13, 11/20
49. Communications and Operations Coordinator, CA Climate & Ag Network (CalCAN)
50. Farm Production Manager, Desert Farming Initiative, Univ. Nevada, Reno
51. Farm Operator position, Avila Valley Barn & Gopher Glen Apple Farm: contact@gopherglen.com

 

Please send questions and comments to cfs@calpoly.edu

 

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