Links to the Land: Ranching the Central Coast
Update: Now at the California Mid-State Fair, July 17-28, 2013! You can find the exhibit in Mission Square.
In our spring exhibit, the links to the county’s agricultural heritage are revealed through a wealth of material held by Special Collections and University Archives. These records document the day-to-day life of farmers, ranchers and laborers along the Central Coast, including Cal Poly’s century of agricultural instructional leadership.
Through oral histories with local farmers, market goers and organizers, and an array of illustrations and historic documents, the exhibit brings to life the culture of ranching and farming in San Luis Obispo County. It highlights the ecological stewardship of the area and the impact of local farmers’ markets on our lives today.