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Swanton Pacific Ranch


This educational and research facility is owned by Cal Poly University and managed by the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates actively pursue research opportunities, utilizing the forest, range, and watershed resources within the ranch. The ranch hosts a variety of functions some of which include the production of certified natural beef, “U-pick” certified organic apples, hosting of professional meetings and workshops, and courses offered by the Department of Natural Resource Management.

Contact Information

  • Contact Name: Mark Swisher
  • Phone: 831-458-5410
  • Fax: 831-458-5411
  • Email:
  • Address: 125 Swanton Rd. , Davenport, SANTA CRUZ, California 95017, US

CCOF Programs

  • Certification: Handling
    Status: Certified
    Date: October 21, 2020
  • Certification: Crops
    Status: Certified
    Date: July 1, 1999
  • Certification: USDA NOP
    Status: Certified
    Date: July 1, 1999



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