Graduate students:
Faculty postion in sustainable and organic production! Hort & crop production

And, compost symposium...

Julie Cotton, M.S.

Academic Specialist
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
Michigan State University
A264 Plant and Soil Science Building
East Lansing, MI 48824

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517-355-0271 ext. 1156


Subject: Cal Poly SLO: Sustainable/Organic Ag PROFESSORSHIP & Compost Symposium KEYNOTE Announced


Please find attached a job description for a new ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR position with an emphasis in SUSTAINABLE AND ORGANIC AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCES within the Horticulture and Crop Science Department at Cal Poly. This is the first position of its kind here, and a great opportunity for the right person. Please share with anyone you think might be interested and qualified. Applications may be submitted through CAL POLY JOBS: (faculty positions, page 2)

Also, we are pleased to announce the keynote speaker for our upcoming COMPOST SYMPOSIUM on Friday, March 28 as part of our week-long professional compost training. Dr. Deborah Neher from the University of Vermont is a soil ecologist doing cutting-edge research and will be speaking about the soil foodweb in its relation to compost and soil health. See details on our website:

For those of you interested in compost use in vineyards (and compost production for agriculture in general), donít miss a special tailgate workshop at Scheid Vineyards on February 18. A big thank you to the CENTRAL COAST VINEYARD TEAM for coordinating and hosting this workshop!


CAFES Center for Sustainability
College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences
Cal Poly State University
San Luis Obispo, California 93407

(805) 756-5086