Don Huntley makes no bones about his love of Cal Poly Pomona.
So when the alumnus stood before a crowd of more than 300 on Nov. 18 to celebrate him as the namesake of the newly named Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture, he shared how proud he is of being a part of the Bronco family.
“I am very prejudiced…” said Huntley, who grew up in the San Gabriel Valley. “I just think there is a lot of romance and history in the Kellogg Ranch. It’s just a fabulous campus. I think they give individuals some ideas of being creative, wherever they are in engineering or business. This is …
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Rick Shade was just a freshman at Cal Poly Pomona when he visited Pine Tree Ranch in Ventura County for the first time in the fall of 1979.
“It was just a beautiful, well-cared-for, well-maintained ranch,” he recalls. “It was a crisp fall day. We had had a little rain, and we had beautiful clear fall skies. The hills were green. It was a picture-perfect postcard shot as you pulled in to the ranch.”
The fruit industries student spent 10 weeks at the ranch near Santa Paula that winter as an intern. He was one of about 160 College of Agriculture students who learned how to manage the orchard at …
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