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Swanton Ranch

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Swanton Ranch

Swanton Ranch \ Santa Cruz Cal Poly and the USDA Forest Service recently signed an agreement to include the university’s Swanton Pacific Ranch near Santa Cruz, Calif., in the federal Experimental Forests and Ranges program. The U.S. Forest Service’s system of Experimental Forests and Ranges provides places specifically designated and administered to enable the research necessary for developing improved methods of forest management. The five-year agreement between Cal Poly’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and...

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Sweet Shenanigans

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Sweet Shenanigans

CAL POLY’S 2016 ROSE PARADE ENTRY Cal Poly universities’ float “Sweet Shenanigans,” featuring a pack of larger-than-life gummy bears enjoying a snow day in a multi-flavored ice cream wonderland, received the Lathrop K. Leishman Trophy for the most beautiful non-commercial entry at the 127th Tournament of Roses Parade held New Year’s Day. The 18- by 55-foot entry, designed and built by teams of students from Cal Poly and California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, celebrates the 2016 parade theme, “Find Your...

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Agriculture Time Capsule

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in news | Comments Off on Agriculture Time Capsule

Agriculture Time Capsule

Time capsule that was buried on Oct. 20, 1988. Vanessa Alexandre, agribusiness senior and president of the CAFES Student Council, and Dean Callender (B.S., Agribusiness, 1991), president of the university’s Monterey Bay alumni chapter, recently unearthed a time capsule that was buried on Oct. 20, 1988. The unveiling revealed some prescient predictions about agriculture. The predictions, written by faculty members and students, were sealed inside the capsule. Here are just a few: • The term “Ornamental Horticulture” has evolved into...

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Honoring Bob McCorkle

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Honoring Bob McCorkle

Bob McCorkle: A Life of Commitment and Achievement Below is the speech given by Agribusiness Department Chair Jay Noel at the Agribusiness Department Gala Reunion. In the fall of 1956, Bob McCorkle joined a class of 20 students in the first four-year class of the new Farm Management Department, after being recruited to play football with John Madden. Bob’s passion for agribusiness began before he became a student at Cal Poly. He remembers what it was like growing up on the family ranch at the top of Shirttail Canyon near Pinnacles National...

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Greater Monterey Bay Chapter

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Greater Monterey Bay Chapter

The Greater Monterey Bay Chapter – Your Local Alumni Chapter. Our local chapter members are Alumni, Students attending Cal Poly, Parents of Students attending Cal Poly and Friends of Cal Poly. We are a very active chapter with many activities and events. It is our goal to provide activities and events for local Cal Poly chapter and to raise money for local student scholarships with the proceeds. We do not solicit money for the school. The Salinas Valley, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties make up the area covered by the...

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Cal Poly Best In The West

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Cal Poly Best In The West

Cal Poly is the Best In the West for 23rd Consecutive Year College of Engineering Earns High Marks in by U.S. News 2016 Annual Best Colleges Guidebook SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Cal Poly has kept its streak alive for 23 years as best public-master’s university in the West, according to the latest edition of the U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guidebook. In the rankings released today, Cal Poly tied for 10th in the magazine’s overall list of the West’s best universities, which includes 116 public and private...

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Cal Poly Master Plan

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Cal Poly Master Plan

Welcome to the Future. Cal Poly is embarking on an important update of our Master Plan, which will determine the physical needs of our campus and guide development of our lands and buildings over the next 20 years. We are proud to be starting this two-year process and we welcome campus and community participation. The Master Plan, guided by Vision 2022 and our Academic plan for enrollment, will set the locations, sizes and types of land use and facilities and circulation systems necessary to support the University’s learn-by-doing...

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Fall is Football Season

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Fall is Football Season

Fall is Football season. Go Mustangs!

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Local Alumni inducted into Cal Poly Athletics Hall of Fame

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Local Alumni inducted into Cal Poly Athletics Hall of Fame

Craig Johnston, Football (1976-80) Johnston quarterbacked the 1980 Cal Poly football team to the NCAA Division II National Championship and his three sons all have come to Cal Poly to play and/or coach football. Craig also was a two-time team captain and led Cal Poly to the 1978 playoffs as well. He suffered a knee injury in the 1979 season. He finished his career as Cal Poly’s passing leader, is now No. 6 in career passing yards (3,987), No. 6 in single-season passing yards, No. 6 in career completions and No. 7 in career passing...

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Architectures 50 year Anniversary

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Architectures 50 year Anniversary

The Jubilee Year Architecture celebrates its 50th anniversary with a No. 1 ranking Cal Poly’s architecture program is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and it seems the design world is honoring the occasion with a special gift. This fall, for the first time, the industry trade publication “DesignIntelligence” named Cal Poly the best undergraduate architecture program in the nation. Long a fixture among the publication’s Top 10 programs, Cal Poly leapfrogged prestigious programs including those at Cornell, Rice and...

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