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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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2020 Summer Internship Program Applications are OPEN!

Applications are open for Cal Poly students to apply for the 12-week, residential Summer Internship Program at Swanton Pacific Ranch. Deadline is December 31. Click here for more information. 

Regenerative Agriculture Workshop Scholarship Application

Applications are open for Cal Poly students to apply for a scholarship for a 1-day workshop on regenerative agriculture at Swanton Pacific Ranch on January 21. A host of experts and practitioners will make for an informative day. Click here for the website for the workshop or here for the scholarship application.

U-Pick OPEN!



Our Organic U-pick Apple Orchard is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 9-5.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Grass-fed Beef for Sale

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Our cattle are born and raised right out on Swanton Pacific Ranch pastures.

They feed on native grass dominated pastures and are part of a planned grazing practice. This enhances their environment, while producing a great product offering numerous health benefits to the consumer.

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Organic U-Pick Apple Orchard...
CLOSED for season.
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