Student Farm Club travels to Philly Farm & Food Fest

This weekend offered an inspiring taste of the results of the local food movement and the incredible potential for sustainable development in the Philadelphia area.

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When you mix a group of passionate students from across the curriculum, it’s a recipe for success

I’ve only been an intern with the student farm for a few months, but already I’ve learned so much and can’t wait to see what the rest of the season has in store for us!

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I joined the Student Farm to learn more about small, sustainable farms

I joined The Student Farm at Penn State as an intern because I was excited about an opportunity to learn more about how small, and sustainable farms can be a viable alternative to large factory farms.

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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 plants 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:

  • Student Farm internships (Apply today )
  • 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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