Strawberry Commission, Cal Poly team up for partnership for sustainable future


CDFA secretary Karen Ross, seated far left, congratulates Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo president Jeffrey Armstrong at the signing of a partnership agreement with California Strawberry Commission president Victor Ramirez, seated second from right. Seated at the far right is is Cal-EPA secretary Matt Rodriquez.

Yesterday (February 19) at the State Capitol, CDFA secretary Karen Ross joined the California Strawberry Commission and other agricultural organizations, representatives of Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, and members of the state legislature for the signing of an agreement to create the Strawberry Sustainability Research and Education Center at Cal Poly. 

The center is a first-of-its-kind concept that will focus on applied research to keep strawberry farming viable in California and also provide Cal Poly faculty and students with ongoing instructional opportunities.

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