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To provide Cal Poly students, faculty, staff and the public with a unique interdisciplinary environment in which to foster the Learn by Doing philosophy by providing educational experiences on a working ranch, supporting diversified agriculture and forest resources while maintaining the integrity of ranch operations.

  —Our Mission

Contact Information

Swanton Pacific Ranch
125 Swanton Road
Davenport, CA 95017
Email: spranch@calpoly.edu
Phone: (831) 458-5410   Fax: (831) 458-5411
(Note: from campus phone dial 8-5410)

Dr. Brian Dietterick

Brian Dietterick - Ranch Director

Phone: (831) 458-5415 (from campus 8-5415)
Email: bdietter@calpoly.edu

Read a brief biography of Brian by clicking here.

Gordon Claassen

Kara Porterfield - Livestock Manager

Phone: (831) 458-5414 (from campus 8-5414)
Email: porterfi@calpoly.edu

Read a brief biography of Kara by clicking here.

Grey Hayes - Education and Research Coordinator

Phone: (831) 458-5474 (from campus 8-5474)
Email: gfhayes@calpoly.edu

Read a brief biography about Grey by clicking here.

Cortney Newby

Cortney Newby - Administrative Support

Phone: (831) 458-5412 (from campus 8-5412)
Email: cfnewby@calpoly.edu

Kristy Petersen

Kristy Peterson - Holistic Resource Management Apprentice - Forestry


Email: kpeter41@calpoly.edu

 

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