Campus Dining participates in event to support California Women in Agriculture

SAN LUIS OBISPO – In early September, Cal Poly Corporation helped raise more than $18,000 for San Luis Obispo County California Women in Agriculture (CWA). Two of Cal Poly’s Campus Dining chefs, Darrell Janes and Jeremy Jones, competed in the seventh annual Burgers and Brews Festival and Competition.

The cook-off event raised funds for CWA 4-H, Future Farmers of America and collegiate agricultural scholarships. The Cal Poly Corporation, the auxiliary organization for Cal Poly, is dedicated to supporting the lives of students – and the Burgers and Brews event provided an effective way to foster student success.

The festival highlighted local businesses and locally-grown foods, while supporting collegiate scholarship and agricultural advocacy. Chefs Janes and Jones served their own unique burger recipes to guests and judges. Cal Poly beef was also provided in partnership with the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.

About Cal Poly

Founded in 1901 and part of the renowned California State University system since 1960, Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive polytechnic public university located in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Known for its Learn by Doing approach, small class sizes and open access to expert faculty, Cal Poly is a distinctive learning community whose 20,000 academically motivated students enjoy an unrivaled hands-on educational experience that prepares them to lead successful personal and professional lives.

About Cal Poly Corporation

Cal Poly Corporation is the non-profit auxiliary organization to Cal Poly, providing self-supporting, innovative, and high-quality services to the university and assisting the institution in achieving its educational mission. For additional information, visit or call 805-756-1451.

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