My experience as a production intern at the Student Farm is invaluable

I’ve never worked on a farm before, and am very excited to see what it’s all about. I’m a third year agribusiness management student with a horticulture concentration. My major provides a unique blend of business basics such as marketing, management, finance, and accounting with specialties related to the multimillion-dollar food and fiber industry.

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Empowered with book knowledge, now it’s time to get my hands dirty on the farm

Growing up in Lancaster County, one might expect that I have some agriculture experience. I don’t.

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Vote on Your Veggies!

Students grabbing a bite to eat in Redifer Dining Commons had the opportunity to try 20 different kinds of hydroponically-grown lettuce and vote on their favorites.

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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.

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