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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
Phone: (831) 458-5410   Fax: (831) 458-5411
(Note: from campus phone dial 8-5410)

Dr. Brian Dietterick

Mark Swisher - Ranch Director



Grey Hayes - Education and Research Coordinator

Phone: (831) 458-5474 (from campus 8-5474)


Read a brief biography about Grey by clicking here.


Cortney Newby

Cortney Newby - Administrative & Communications Coordinator

Phone: (831) 458-5412 (from campus 8-5412)



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Aaron Lee - Agricultural Management Specialist

Phone:(831) 227-0274


Read a brief biography of Aaron by clicking here.


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Erick Kabrich - Facilities & Equipment Specialist


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