College of Agriculture

Darby Heffner

ATRC Organic Dairy Manager

Personal Information

Darby grew up in Sonoma County. After graduating from California State University, Chico in 2006 with a BS in agriculture with an option in animal science, she started working at the organic dairy unit at the University Farm. Darby is in charge of day-to-day management of the unit as well as the teaching and training of the dairy management team, which consists of 10 to 12 student employees. She also serves as secretary for the Western Organic Dairy Producers Alliance. Darby is married to Travis Heffner, a 2006 Chico State College of Agriculture graduate.


  • BS Agriculture - Animal Science, CSU, Chico - 2006
Portrait of Darby Heffner