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A NOTE FROM THE DEAN SUMMER 2017

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Endless Opportunities One of the many great joys of my job is having a frontrow seat to the future. The many achievements of our students this year provides a glimpse into the success they’ll have in their careers. And every day I see faculty, staff and students working together in discovery – conducting applied research, finding solutions to problems and fueling passions that will last a lifetime.

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In our cover story, we share how several of our faculty are developing breakthrough solutions to global issues, and providing students the opportunity to work alongside them to gain practical and invaluable experience. Throughout the summer, the students and faculty participating in the college’s second annual Summer Undergraduate Research Program will also work together to advance the issues facing the agriculture, food and environmental science industries. They will spend significant hours over the summer in the college’s various labs, production facilities and fields, seeking solutions. All of this underscores our critical need for improved facilities to ensure students and faculty alike are able to discover in environments similar to industry, with the most current technology and equipment. Our key priorities continue to be the J.G. Boswell Agricultural Technology Center, housed within the Science and Agriculture Teaching and Research Complex, Center for Wine and Viticulture, and Plant Sciences Complex. We are grateful for your partnership in this endeavor. Your support, both financial and otherwise, makes the future one of endless opportunities. Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any questions. My door is always open. Warmest regards,

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ALUMNI FEATURE ————

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Q&A ————

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THEN & NOW ————

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Cover Story TECHNOLOGY FUELS FOOD ————

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NEWS & NOTES

CULTIVATE is published for alumni and friends by the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES). Dean’s Office 805-756-2161 Communications Team Haley Marconett hmarcone@calpoly.edu 805-756-2933 AnnMarie Cornejo ancornej@calpoly.edu 805-756-2427

Publication Designer IE Design + Communications, Hermosa Beach, Calif. Printer ColorGraphics, Los Angeles, Calif. Staff Photographer Mady Braught

cafes.calpoly.edu Andrew J. Thulin | Dean

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Cultivate Summer 2017  

The quarterly newsletter of the Cal Poly College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, a globally recognized center of excellence...

Cultivate Summer 2017  

The quarterly newsletter of the Cal Poly College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, a globally recognized center of excellence...