Apply to be an Intern!

Applications to be a Fall 2016 Student Farm intern are now live! To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Student Farm Coordinator Leslie Pillen, or via Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with...
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Join us on the farm for our fall Harvest Festival!

Harvest Festival | Wednesday, September 7 | 5:30-7:30pm Where: The Student Farm at Penn State (intersection of Big Hollow Road and Fox Hollow Road) This event is free and open to the public. The Penn State and State College community is invited to enjoy an evening on...
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My Last Harvest Day of the Summer

By Quiana Dickson (Kiki) As I sit here on the farm, my co-farmer, Michael, forms crop beds for the fall and I type up some produce prices and harvesting records, I come to realize that my time here (being here all the time) is almost near the end. I can’t help but...
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The interdisciplinary Sustainable Food Systems Program aims to make our own Penn State campus and food system a living laboratory for engagement in sustainable agriculture and food systems by strategically linking classroom education with experiential education, research and community outreach. We grow food, and so much more…growing minds, growing community, and growing food!

Flagship components of the SFSP include a working Student Farm, a highly active Student Farm Club, and myriad opportunities for collaborations across the Penn State curriculum.

How to get involved:


  • Lead Student Farmer (paid internship)
  • For-credit internships
  • Coursework
  • Student-led research
  • Club membership or leadership
  • Volunteer!
  • Sign your group up for a tour



Are you interested in bringing your class to the Student Farm for a tour, workday, or class sessions? We want this space to be a living and learning classroom, so come on out!

  • Request a tour or volunteer day for your class
  • Invite a representative to come into your classroom
  • Assign work on the farm for class assignments
  • Develop a project for your class through a course-client collaboration with the Student Farm

Contact: Leslie Pillen,

Our space is open to the entire Penn State and State College community. We host community and family-friendly events year round and we always welcome tour groups. For more information on events, check out our events page and follow us on social media! If you’re interested in coming out for a tour, sign up here.

Student Farm at Penn State

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