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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.

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In partnering with those who embrace the vision of Swanton Pacific Ranch, together we can reach our goals: goals to increase student learning and optimize the educational potential of the ranch, all the while, maintaining the foundation of sustainable land management practices that will ensure Cal Poly's "living laboratory" is available for generations to come.

The Student Experience:

  • Live and learn on a working ranch
  • Develop career skills
  • Exposure to current technology
  • Work on diverse research projects

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Our Mission

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

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    FORESTRY

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  • livestock

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    CROPS

    Gain experience in organic crop production

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News & Events

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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