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About the ranch

Welcome

The history behind Cal Poly's Living Laboratory

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forestry

Forestry

Students work alongside professionals during forest inventory.

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livestock

Livestock

Students gain hands-on livestock handling skills and experience life on a working ranch.

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crops

Crops

From row crops to apple orchards, students have the opportunity to fine-tune their green thumb.

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interships

Internships

Lessons learned and lives changed through internship programs.

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timber crew

Field Trips & Short Courses

Classroom learning brought to life.

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Scotts Creek

Projects & Research

Research skills are learned and applied as students collect data in Scott's Creek.

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Swanton Pacific Rail Road Society

Swanton Pacific Rail Road Society

Cal Poly's live steam railroad!

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Learning

INTERNSHIPS
Gain Hands-on skills


FIELD TRIPS
A living laboratory


WORKSHOPS & TRAINING
Open to the public


PROJECTS & RESEARCH
Applied learning

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Al Smith mission support the ranch

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Operations

  • forestry

    FORESTRY

    Advanced timber management skills.

  • livestock

    LIVESTOCK

    Learn range and livestock management.

  • crops

    CROPS

    Gain experience in organic crop production

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SPR Products

Grass-fed Beef

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Our Products

News & Events

U-Pick is now Closed...
Posted Oct 25, 2017


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