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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

Chandler Reller - Holistic Resource Apprentice


Phone: 951-238-8042

Email: creller@calpoly.edu

Read a brief biography of Chandler by clicking here.

 

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News & Events

2020 Summer Internship Program Applications OPEN for Cal Poly students!

Deadline December 31


Regenerative Agriculture Field Day Scholarship Application

We are offering scholarships to Cal Poly students to attend the January 21st EcoFarm preconference workshop at Swanton Pacific Ranch.


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Still open...but closing soon.
Posted Dec 9, 2019


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