Animal Science Department

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences


Raven Lukehart


B.S. – California State University, San Luis Obispo 


Raven Lukehart is a part-time lecturer in the Animal Science Department, teaching Holistic Management. Lukehart earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental management and protection, with a minor in sustainable agriculture from Cal Poly, studying in both the Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences and Horticulture and Crop Sciences Departments. Additionally, she has gained experience while managing her own local farms. Her two farms, Avila Valley Barn and Gopher Glen Organic Apple Farm, boast an abundance of vibrant life such as fruits, vegetables, animals, farm education, interns, and farm to table meals. Using her experience, Raven provides her students with a holistic approach to business and private undertakings including financial planning, land planning, environmental management, community relationship building, and decision making.

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