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2021 News Releases


6/30/2021 Cal Poly Rodeo Team Advances to National Finals


3/19/2021 Cal Poly Team Wins First at National Grocers Association Student Case Study Competition



2020 News Releases


12/18/2020 Partnership Brings Cal Poly Products to Schools

12/10/2020 Cal Poly Strategic Research Initiative Funding Supports First-of-its-Kind Institute to Research Holistic Solutions to Prevent Destructive Wildfires 


11/13/2020 Grimmway Farms Donates $5 Million to Cal Poly College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences to Establish the Center for Organic Production and Research


8/31/2020 Update on Swanton Pacific Ranch


2/27/2020 Bill and Cheryl Swanson Donate $1 million to the JUSTIN and J. LOHR Center for Wine and Viticulture at Cal Poly

7/7/2020 Cal Poly Partners with Morro Bay in Bloom to Beautify Downtown Morro Bay

7/6/2020 Cal Poly Hosts Viewing of Rare Corpse Flower Bloom


6/24/2020 Reservations Now Available for Student-Run Succulentopia Plant Sale at Cal Poly

6/11/2020 Cal Poly Partnership Introduces Technology to Reduce Pesticide Use

6/4/2020 Horticulture and Crop Science Department Donates Citrus to Help SLO County Residents in Need


5/9/2020 2019-20 Faculty & Staff Awards Announced


3/12/2020 Current information about COVID-19 and Cal Poly

3/2/2020 16 Cal Poly Students to be Honored by Lawmakers at State Capitol on March 2


2/12/2020 Cal Poly's Western Bonanza Junior Livestock Show to Celebrate 36 Years Feb. 14-16

2019 News Releases


12/19/2019 Cal Poly Student Team Wins Convention Management Competition

12/19/2019 Cal Poly Experience Innovation Lab Receives $500,000 Donation from George P. Johnson

12/2/2019 Cal Poly Students Take Top Spots in Statewide Floral Competition 

12/2/2019 Cal Poly Annual Poinsettia Sale to Start Dec. 6


11/6/2019 Cal Poly Professors to Develop Food Safety Training Program for Leafy Greens Growers with $214,000 Grant


10/31/2019 Cal Poly Team Wins National Student Food Marketing Challenge


9/13/19 Cal Poly Floral Design Team Wins Overall in National Competition

9/9/2019 Cal Poly Earns 27th Consecutive Best in the West Ranking from U.S. News


6/7/19 Cal Poly Spring 2019 Great Grads

6/3/19 Cooperages 1912 and the Boswell Family Donate $250,000 to the JUSTIN and J. LOHR Center for Wine and Viticulture at Cal Poly


5/13/19 Cal Poly Power of Doing Campaign Takes First Public Steps with Major Gifts, Groundbreaking

5/13/19 Cal Poly Named a Top Producer of 2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Scholars

5/02/19 Cal Poly to Host California FFA State Finals Competition May 4


4/29/19 Student-Run Succulent Plant Sale to Be Held May 10-11 at Cal Poly

4/17/19 Cal Poly Team Wins 2019 Regional Animal Science Academic Quadrathlon

4/02/19 Cal Poly Strawberry Center and California Strawberry Commission Host Second Automation Summit April 3 at Cal Poly


3/27/19 Cal Poly’s Annual Tomato Spectacular Plant Sale to be Held April 6-7

3/21/19 Cal Poly Seeking Entrants for Annual Community Flower Show

3/15/19 Cal Poly Wins National Medal in Cheese Competition


2/22/19 Cal Poly Center for Sustainability to Hold March 12 ‘Nutrient Logic’ Seminar for Growers

2/06/19 Cal Poly’s Western Bonanza Junior Livestock Show to Celebrate 35 Years Feb. 15-17

2/01/19 Country Artists Casey Donahew and Chancey Williams to Perform at Poly Royal Rodeo April 13


1/01/19 Cal Poly Float Wins Extraordinaire Award at 2019 Rose Parade®


CAFES 2018 Student and Faculty Awards

2018 News Releases


12/7/18 Cal Poly Fall 2018 Commencement Set for Dec. 15


11/27/2018 Cal Poly Annual Poinsettia Sale Starts Nov. 30

11/19/18 Cal Poly Floral Design Team Continues Winning Tradition

11/13/18 Cal Poly to Co-Host Health Soils Project Demonstration Field Day Nov. 29 in Paso Robles

11/9/18 Cal Poly Soil Science Team Wins Regional Competition 

11 / 02 / 18 Cal Poly ROTC Advances to Western Regional Competition


10 / 18 / 18 Cal Poly Experience Industry Management Department Named Third Best in Nation

10 / 15 / 18 Cal Poly to Host Succulent Plant Sale Oct. 19 and 20


9 / 20 / 2018 Cal Poly Student Floral Design Team Ranks Third in the Nation


8 / 24 / 2018 Cal Poly Professor Works to Protect Koalas in Australia


7 / 11 / 2018 Cal Poly to Name Center for Wine and Viticulture in Recognition of Two Key Donors


6/29/18 Cal Poly Professor Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Create Nutrition Training Program in Africa


5/31/18 Cal Poly to Celebrate Grand Opening of New Oppenheimer Family Equine Center 

5/7/18 Student-Run ‘Succulentopia’ Plant Sale to Be Held May 11-12 at Cal Poly

5/3/18 Cal Poly Team Excels in North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge

5/3/18  Cal Poly to Host California FFA State Finals Competition on May 5


4/05/18 Cal Poly Professor Receives Outstanding Researcher Award

4/03/18 Cal Poly Prepares for 25th Annual Open House on April 12-14

4/03/18 Cal Poly Seeks Entrants for Annual Community Flower Show


3/29/18 Annual Tomato Mania Plant Sale to be Held April 7-8 at Cal Poly

3/26/18 Food Science Professor Awarded Grant to Study the Safe Storage of Fresh-Cut Greens

3/13/18 Cal Poly Meats Team Wins Norm Eggen Championship Cup at Cured Meats Competition


2/14/18 Cal Poly Professors Awarded a $200,000 Healthy Soils State Grant

2/08/18 Nineteen Cal Poly Students to be Honored by Lawmakers at State Capitol on Feb. 12

2/01/18 Country Artist Aaron Watson to Perform April 14 at the 2018 Poly Royal Rodeo at Cal Poly


1/31/18 Cal Poly Dairy Judging Team Earns Top Honors at Southwestern Livestock Exposition

1/25/18 Poly Royal Rodeo Returns to Alex G. Spanos Stadium April 13-14 at Cal Poly

01/24/18 Cal Poly Dedicates 4.5 Megawatt (AC) Solar Farm

01/8/18 Cal Poly Named One of Nation’s Best Values by Kiplinger’s Finance Magazine

01/1/18 Cal Poly Rose Float Wins Past Presidents Trophy



CAFES 2017 Student and Faculty Awards

2017 News Releases


12/22/17 Cal Poly Assistant Professor Takes on Vexing Global Problem of Dying Forests

12/19/17 Cal Poly Honors Faculty, Staff for $32 Million in Research Grant Spending in 2016-17

12/01/17 Cal Poly Professor Named One of the World’s Most Impactful Scientific Researchers


11/28/17 Cal Poly Annual Poinsettia Sale to Start Dec. 1

11/17/17 Cal Poly Fall 2017 Commencement Set for Dec. 9

11/09/17 Cal Poly Wins First Place at Timber Sports Competition


10/27/17 Cal Poly to Host Timber Sports Competition Nov. 4

10/24/17 Cal Poly Dean Appointed to the California State Board of Food and Agriculture

10/20/17 Beekeeping Experts to Speak on Honey Bee Sustainability Nov. 1 and 8 at Cal Poly


09/22/17 Cal Poly Dairy Judging Team Takes First Place at National Competition

09/13/17 Cal Poly Named Best in the West by U.S. News for 25th Straight Year

09/08/17 Cal Poly Professors Awarded $140,000 USDA Grant to Teach Environmental Science Communication

09/07/17 Cal Poly Strawberry Center Among Researchers Named in $4.5 Million Grant


8/10/17 Cal Poly Awarded Funding for a New Graduate Fellowship Focused on the Global Reduction of Food Waste

8/1/17 Cal Poly Hosting Mapping Conference Through Aug. 3


7/17/17 Cal Poly Floral Design Team Ranks Second in the Nation


06/08/17 Cal Poly Sweeps the Western Spring National Collegiate Dairy Judging Contest

06/07/17 Cal Poly Great Grads Showcase the Strengths and Diversity of the Class of 2017

06/06/17 Cal Poly to Host Soil Health Assessment Field Day June 22 in Northern California

06/01/17 Annual Cal Poly Performance Horse Sale to Benefit Cal Poly Equine Center June 3

06/01/17 Cal Poly to Award Three Honorary Doctorates at June 17-18 Commencement Ceremonies


05/31/17 Cal Poly Partners with Woods Humane Society for Hands-On Training in Animal Care

05/30/17 Cal Poly Wins Four Awards in Sustainability Best Practices Competition

05/12/17 Cal Poly Rodeo Team Advances to the National Finals

05/09/17 Cal Poly to Host Soil Health Assessment Field Day on May 25 in Turlock

05/08/17 Cal Poly Student to Serve on National Agriculture Student Advisory Team

05/05/17 Cal Poly Students Win National Marketing Competition

05/04/17 Cal Poly Logging Team Wins Timbersports Competition

05/02/17 Cal Poly to Host Soil Health Assessment Field Day on May 5


04/28/17 Cal Poly Freshman Named Treasurer of California FFA State Officer Team 

04/28/17 Cal Poly to Host California FFA State Finals Competition May 6

04/20/17 Cal Poly Shines in Latest Return-on-Investment Report

4/20/17 Cal Poly Open House Community Flower Show Bestows “Best of Show” to Santa Margarita Resident

04/19/17 Cal Poly to Build Solar Farm as Part of Net Zero Plan

04/17/17 Get Ready to Go Crazy for Tomato Mania Plant Sale April 22-23 at Cal Poly


03/23/17 Cal Poly Soil Judging Team Named Regional Champions

03/23/17 Cal Poly Welcomes Community to Open House on April 6-8

03/17/17 Cal Poly Polo Women’s and Men’s Teams Advance to Nationals

03/17/17 Carbon Farm Planning Workshop to Be Offered April 12 at Cal Poly’s Swanton Pacific Ranch

03/10/17 Cal Poly Students on Winning Teams at the Western Regional Dairy Challenge Competition

03/09/17 Soil Foodweb Pioneer Elaine Ingham to Lead Workshop on Building Healthy Soils

03/06/17 Longtime Cal Poly Supporters Pledge $1.5 million to Support J.G. Boswell Agricultural Technology Center

03/03/17 Cal Poly Student Wins First Runner-Up at Young Farmers and Ranchers Meet


02/15/17 Cal Poly’s Western Bonanza Junior Livestock Show to Run Feb. 17-19 in Paso Robles

02/13/17 Cal Poly to Host the State of the Organic Industry Panel on March 2


01/10/17 2017 Poly Royal Rodeo Moves to the Alex G. Spanos Stadium

2016 News Releases


12/20/16 New Partnership Offers Hands-On Training for Cal Poly Students in Marine Mammal Veterinary Care


11/18/16 Inaugural Salmonson Scholarships Awarded to Two Cal Poly Students

11/14/16 Cal Poly Dairy Cattle Judging Team Ranks Second in National Contest


10/06/16 Whole Foods' Co-CEO Walter Robb to Speak as Cal Poly Oct. 13


09/23/16 College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Hires Several New Leaders

09/12/16 The Department of Experience Industry Management the Latest Addition to Cal Poly

09/12/16 Cal Poly to Sponsor Five Entries in San Luis Obispo’s CowParade Public Art Display


07/20/16 Cal Poly ITE is Top Student Regional Chapter for Third Straight Year

07/20/16 Cal Poly Floral Team Places First in National Competition


05/12/16 Cal Poly Rodeo Program Receives $1 Million Endowment

05/11/16 Cal Poly Rodeo Team Advances to National Finals

05/02/16 Cal Poly to Host California FFA State Final Competition May 7


04/27/16 Cal Poly to Host Panel Discussion on Sustainability in the Food Retail Sector on May 10

04/27/16 Cal Poly Junior Wins Second Place in Business Pitch Contest at Conference for Minorities

04/22/16 Cal Poly Team Excels at North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge

04/14/16 Cal Poly Logging Team Wins Timbersports Competition

04/12/16 Cal Poly to Host April 21 Talk on Preparing Veterans for Careers in Agriculture

04/11/16 Cal Poly Again Ranked High on Return on Investment by


03/30/16 Cal Poly Women's Polo Wins Title in 2016 Western Regionals

03/21/16 Cal Poly's Popular Tomato Mania Plant Sale Returns April 8-9

03/18/16 Cal Poly Exceeds State's Order for 25 Percent Water Reduction

03/15/16 Futurist Dave Evans to Discuss the Future of Technology March 17 at Cal Poly

03/08/16 Cal Poly Teams Rank Platinum and Gold at Regional Dairy Challenge

03/02/16 Cal Poly Students Win Local CFA Institute Research Challenge for Third Consecutive Year


02/25/16 Cal Poly Pours Wine at the Historic California Wine Symposium and Trade Mission in Cuba

02/18/16 Cal Poly Student Wins National Championship at Young Farmers and Ranchers Meet

02/12/16 Cal Poly's Western Bonanza Junior Livestock Show to Run Feb. 12-14 in Paso Robles


01/27/16 Cal Poly Students to be Honored by Lawmakers at State Capitol on Feb. 1

01/25/16 Cal Poly Dairy Cattle Judging Teams Excel in National Contests

01/22/16 Cal Poly Alumni Pledge $1.2 Million to Support Cal Poly's Proposed Wine and Viticulture Center

01/13/16 Cal Poly Center for Sustainability Receives Funding from Miossi Charitable Trust


2015 News Releases


12/30/15 Three Cal Poly Students to Ride on California Milk Advisory Board's First-Ever Tournament of Roses Parade Float

12/07/16 Cal Poly Named One of the Nation's Top Four Colleges of Agriculture by Campus Explorer


11/23/15 Cal Poly's Swanton Pacific Ranch Joins US Forest Service Research Program

11/20/15 Cal Poly Honors Faculty, Staff Who Received $26 Million in Grant Funding in 2014-15

11/19/15 Cal Poly Dairy Cattle Judging Team Ranks High in National Contest


10/30/15 Cal Poly Floral Design Team Continues Winning Tradition

10/25/15 Cal Poly Professor Elected Fellow in Academy of Leisure Sciences

10/22/15 Cal Poly Continues Partnership with U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to Provide Technical Assistance to Irrigation Districts

10/06/15 Cal Poly's Wine & Viticulture Department Welcomes New Leader


09/18/15 Cal Poly Center from Sustainability to Host 'Restoration Agriculture' Lecture Nov. 2

09/10/15 Retired Cal Poly Professor Donates $250,000 to Wine & Viticulture Department

09/09/15 Cal Poly is the Best In the West for 23rd Consecutive Year


08/24/15 Cal Poly Professor Named as One of Five Up-and-Coming Professionals

08/01/15 Cal Poly Students Perform Well in Floral Design Competition


07/27/15 Cal Poly, Autumn Spring Foods Announce New Process to Improve Protein Content in Foods


06/20/15 Cal Poly Again Ranked High on Return on Investment by

06/15/15 Cal Poly Removes Prime Ag Land from Development Consideration as Campus Master

06/12/15 Cal Poly Great Grads Highlights the Talent, Tenacity of the Class of 2015

06/11/15 Whole Food's Co-CEO Walter Robb to Speak at Cal Poly Fundraising Dinner

06/08/15 Cal Poly Receives One of the Largest Land Donations in its 114-Year History

06/01/15 Cal Poly Professor Served on Sunset Magazine Travel Awards Advisory Board


05/21/15 Cal Poly Performance Horse Sale Set for May 31

05/01/15 Cal Poly Workshop to Highlight Methods to Assess Soil Organic Matter, Nutrient Levels


04/27/15 Cal Poly to Host CEO of Kampgrounds of America May 4-7

04/23/15 Cal Poly Students Win National Marketing Competition

04/17/15 Cal Poly Students Win First Place in North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge

04/03/15 Cal Poly Student Wins Public Speaking Contest at a Nation Conference for Minorities

04/03/15 Get Ready to Go Crazy for 'Tomato Mania' Plant Sale April 11-12 at Cal Poly


03/25/15 California Secretary of Agriculture to Keynote Cal Poly Resilient Food Systems Conference

03/19/15 Entrepreneurship in Food, Wine Industry the Focus of April 22 Forum at Cal Poly

03/09/15 Soil Carbon Coalition Founder to Host Rangeland Workshop at Cal Poly's Cheda Ranch March 21

03/09/15 Cal Poly's First Strawberry Crop Now on Sale Locally

03/06/15 Cal Poly Students Shine at Young Farmers and Ranchers Collegiate Discussion Meet

03/04/15 Cal Poly Students to be Honored at State Capitol on March 9

03/03/15 Cal Poly Students Win Platinum and Gold in Western Regional Dairy Challenge


02/25/15 Cal Poly's Agriculture Communications Program Ranks in the Top 10 Nationwide

02/10/15 Cal Poly Organic Farm Named One of 20 Best University Farms in America

02/10/15 Cal Poly's Western Bonanza Junior Livestock Show to Run Feb. 13-15 in Paso Robles


01/27/15 Director of U.S.D.A National Institute of Food and Agriculture to Talk Feb. 3 at Cal Poly

01/12/15 Cal Poly to Host Central Coast Lean Summit Feb. 19-20


2014 News Releases


12/12/14 Cal Poly Wins Contract to Help Bring Water to Disadvantaged Communities

12/12/14 Cal Poly's Horse Judging Team Earns Honors at National Contest

12/10/14 Cal Poly Student Takes First Place in National Research Symposium

12/03/14 Cal Poly Center for Sustainability Receives Funding from Miossi Charitable Trust


11/19/14 Cal Poly Creamery Farmstead-Made Eggnog Now Available

11/13/14 Annual Cal Poly Poinsettia Sale Kicks Off with Holiday Open House Dec. 5-6

11/10/14 Cal Poly Lecture on Nov. 20 to Highlight Updated California State University Sustainability Policy 

11/5/14 Cal Poly Brock Center to Host On-Campus Holiday Photo Sessions Nov. 11

11/3/14 Peter and Mary Beth Oppenheimer Pledge $20 Million to Cal Poly, Largest Cash Gift in University's History


10/24/14 Cal Poly College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences to Unearth 1988 Time Capsule on Nov. 8


09/05/14 Cal Poly Food Science and Nutrition Students Win National Food Development Contest

09/02/14 Cal Poly SLOcavore to Host 'Everything Olives' Workshop on Oct. 4


08/25/14 Cal Poly SLOcavores to Host Heritage Poultry Weekend Sept. 5-7

08/05/14 Cal Poly Floral Design Student Team Blooms At National Competition


06/18/14 Cal Poly to Host Sausage-Making Workshop June 28

06/02/14 Cal Poly Announces New Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences


05/13/14 Cal Poly Agribusiness Department to Celebrate Decades of Success on Nov.8

05/02/14 James G. Boswell Foundation Commits $8 Million to Construct Agricultural Research Center at Cal Poly

05/01/14 Cal Poly Rodeo Team Advances to National Finals

05/01/14 Cal Poly to Host FFA California State Finals Competition May 3


04/18/14 Cal Poly Agribusiness Students Win National Marketing Competition

04/10/14 Get Ready to Go Crazy for 'Tomato Mania' Plant Sale April 25-26 at Cal Poly


02/18/14 Cal Poly Names Industry Expert to Lead New Strawberry Sustainability Research and Education Center


2013 News Releases


12/04/13 Cal Poly Poinsettia Sale Runs through Mid-December


11/12/13 Cal Poly Floral Design Team Takes Honors at Statewide Student Competition


10/31/13 Cal Poly to Hold Sustainable Agriculture Pest Management Conference Dec. 6-7


09/03/13 Cal Poly Wine & Viticulture Program Elevated to Department Status


07/22/13 Cal Poly Studies Future of Fighting Fire with Foam

07/18/13 Cal Poly Food Science and Nutrition Students Take Top Honors at Institute  of Food Technologists Competition

07/18/13 Five Cal Poly ROTC Students to Commission as U.S. Army Officer


05/30/13 Cal Poly Center for Sustainability Awarded Funds to Expand Compost Project

05/10/13 Cal Poly Professor Receives American Dairy Products Institute Award

05/09/13 Cal Poly Launches Master's Program in Dairy Products Technology

05/08/13 Endowment Established to Honor Late Viticulture Professor at Cal Poly

05/03/13 Cal Poly Army Cadet Receives Highest ROTC Award


04/17/13 Cal Poly Kennedy Library Exhibit to Feature Country's Agriculture History


03/22/13 Cal Poly Workshop to Highlight New Methods for Assessing Agricultural Nutrient Levels May 17


02/19/13 Cal Poly and California Strawberry Commission Announce Multidisciplinary Partnership


01/31/13 Cal Poly to Host Lecture on Dilemmas in Food Ethics and Technology on Feb. 8


2012 New Releases


11/29/12 Cal Poly Associate Dean Named Executive Director of CSA Agriculture Research Institute

11/27/12 Creator of the 'Soil Carbon Challenge' to Speak at Cal Poly Nov. 30 & Dec. 1


09/21/12 Cal Poly to Host Sustainable Pest Management Conference Dec. 7-8


07/10/12 Cal Poly Grad Student Takes First with Dairy Products Research


01/25/12 Cal Poly Presents Agriculture Research Findings Aimed to Protect Food Safety and Power California's Economy

01/10/12 Cal Poly to Host Film and Discussion about Young Farmers in America on Jan. 23



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