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College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

Are you interested in learning about possible career paths for majors within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences? Click on the names below for career information from Cal Poly graduates.

If you are a Cal Poly College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) alumnus and would like to share your career information on this website, fill out the online form. For questions contact Amie Hammond, Career Counselor/Liaison to CAFES.

Agribusiness

Major: Agricultural Business

Agricultural Education and Communication

Majors: Agricultural Science, Agricultural Communication

  • Amanda Costa, Sales Account Manager, Del Monte Fresh Produce
  • Anthony Catalan, Agriculture Teacher, Firebaugh Las Deltas Unified
  • Carrie Phillips, Agriculture Teacher, Bret Harte Union High School District
  • Kelsey Rugani, Coro Fellow in Public Affairs, Coro Center for Civic Leadership
  • Krista Vannest, Agriculture Instructor, Turlock Unified School District – John H Pitman High School
  • Matt Baffunno, Agriculture Teacher, Gustine Unified School
  • Salvador Hurtado, Technical Sales and Customer service in Central and South America, US Agriseeds Inc.

Animal Science

BioResource & Agricultural Engineering

Majors: Agricultural Systems Management, BioResource and Agricultural Engineering

  • Adam Claes, Engineer-in-Training, Provost & Pritchard Engineering
  • Jake Dunn, Agriculture Teacher, Turlock Unified School District
  • Kevin Main, Owner/Electrician, klmutilities.com
  • Michelle Ricker, Project Engineer, Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
  • Noelle Penner, Project Engineer, GAF Materials Corporation
  • Scott Stiles, Sales/Part Owner, Stiles Truck Body & Equipment, INC
  • Tye Conlan, Chief Engineer / Program Engineering Manager, BAE Systems

Dairy Science

  • Debbie Benson, Vocational Agriculture Teacher, King City High School

Food Science & Nutrition

Majors: Food Science, Nutrition

Horticulture & Crop Science

Majors: Agricultural and Environmental Plant Sciences, Wine and Viticulture

Natural Resources Management & Environmental Sciences

Majors: Earth Sciences, Environmental Management & Protection, Forestry and Natural Resources, Soil Science

  • Ashlee Dere, Research Assistant/Graduate Student, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Glenn Matthews, Director of Maintenance, Wente Vineyards
  • Jeanne Dawson, Assistant Engine Crew Leader, (Forestry Technician), United States Forest Service
  • Richard Dennis, Sales Manager, E.P. Aeration

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