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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

Steve Auten

Steve Auten - Ranch Operations Manager

Phone: (831) 458-5413 (from campus 8-5413)
Email: sauten@calpoly.edu

Gordon Claassen

Gordon Claassen - Livestock Manager

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

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Grey Hayes - Education and Research Coordinator

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

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

Rebecca Pulcrano

Rebecca Pulcrano - Livestock & Rangeland Management Specialist

Phone: (805) 441-3215
Email: rpulcran@calpoly.edu

Grant Williams

Grant Williams - Agricultural Management Specialist

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

 

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Apple Pruning Volunteer Weekend January 25 - 27th

Students will be provided transportation, lodging, and meals during this fantastic opportunity to learn how to prune apple trees in Swanton Pacific Ranch's Organic Apple Orchard. Led by expert Grant Williams, the group will work together to shape the trees...and then go for an enjoyable and informative hike to see more of the Ranch.


Organic U-Pick Apple Orchard...
Closed for 2018 Season!
Posted Oct 17, 2018


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