Burger competition raises funds, scholarships for agricultural youth programs

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Over the Labor Day weekend, chefs from Cal Poly Corporation’s Campus Dining competed in a burger cook-off to raise scholarship funds for students. Chefs Darrell Janes and Jeremy Jones competed in the seventh annual San Luis Obispo County California Women for Agriculture (CWA) Burgers and Brews festival and competition.

The event was held at the Loading Chute Barn and Gardens in Creston. Using Cal Poly beef, Chefs Janes and Jones provided their own special burger recipes in tasting portions to event guests and celebrity judges.  Beef was provided in partnership with Cal Poly’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.

The Burgers and Brews event raised money for CWA 4-H, Future Farmers of America and collegiate scholarship funds.

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.

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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 www.calpolycorporation.org or call 805-756-1451.

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