About Us

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the world-class vineyards of the Edna Valley, Cal Poly’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences boasts one of the nation’s most prestigious undergraduate agriculture programs.

Our expert faculty members take pride in their ability to transform academically motivated students into innovative professionals ready to solve the complex challenges associated with feeding the world in sustainable ways.

At the heart of Cal Poly’s educational experience is its renowned Learn by Doing methodology. Our students have access to state-of-the-art laboratories in a broad variety of majors, from dairy science, meat processing, horticulture and more.

The laboratories also include ranchland, orchards, vineyards and forest, which, in turn, provide the Learn by Doing opportunities that are the essence of the Cal Poly experience. These living laboratories, combined with the attention of faculty members dedicated to their students’ success, offer a powerful combination of rigorous academics with hands-on experiences that lead to fulfilling careers and distinctive professional accomplishment.

As a result of their ability to combine professional skills and technical competence with a big-picture vision and an innovative spirit, Cal Poly graduates are highly sought after by a broad cross-section of prestigious employers.

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