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|To provide Cal Poly students, faculty, staff and the public with|
|a unique interdisciplinary environment in which to live, learn, and|
|to gain experience on a working ranch with diversified agriculture|
|and forest resources while maintaining the integrity of the ranch.|
|125 Swanton Road, Davenport, CA 95017-9727|
|Cal Poly Corporation.|
|Brian Dietterick, Ranch Director.|
The Swanton Pacific Ranch is a 3,200 acre educational and research facility that is part of California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo's (Cal Poly) College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.
The Ranch was donated to Cal Poly in 1993 by the late Al Smith, a Cal Poly graduate and founder of Orchard Supply Hardware, who's goal is to have the Ranch be maintained as a working ranch and used exclusively for agriculture, recreational, educational purposes.