Agricultural Education and Communication

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Bill Kellogg




Dr. Kellogg joined the faculty at Cal Poly in 1983.  Born and raised in Southern California, he graduated with both his B.S. (Crop Science) and M.S. (General Agriculture) Degrees from Cal Poly, while earning his Ph.D. at Colorado State University.  As a high school student, Dr. Kellogg was an active member of the Future Farmers of America.

For six years, Dr. Kellogg taught agricultural education at San Jacinto High School in Riverside County.  At Cal Poly his primary responsibility has been teaching the AGED 522 (Teaching Methods in Agricultural Mechanics), AGED 102 (Introduction to AGED), and BRAE 481 (Advanced Agriculture Mechanics) courses.  He served as the Department Head for six years before his “official” retirement in 2015.  In addition to teaching on-campus courses, Dr. Kellogg supervised student teachers at high schools throughout the state, and served as the department’s student teacher and graduate program coordinator. 

In retirement, Dr. Kellogg has returned to the university and serves as an advisor for the CAFES Open House committee.   

Dr. Kellogg and his wife, Debbie, have three children: Jeremy (Cal Poly graduate in Civil Engineering), Kristyn (a graduate of California State University- Fresno in Food Science), and Allison (Cal Poly graduate in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration), and six grandchildren.

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