“Nothing Short of the Best Thing I Have Done at Penn State”

by Nick Michalisin When I first started my path with the Student Farm in my sophomore year at Penn State I would have never thought, in my wildest dreams, the progress that was made in only three years. From my past experiences working on...
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Cultivating Community: My Experience as a Fall Student Farm Intern

By Mary Lemmon Hello all! My name is Mary and I’m a fall intern on The Student Farm at Penn State. I am a senior in Plant Science in the Agroecology option. I have been a part of The Student Farm Club for the last year and was also...
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I love the Student Farm from my head to-ma-toes!

Hey Hey! I’m Kyle, an intern on The Student Farm this fall. I’ve been involved with the farm for about a year and I’ve loved every bit of it. From potlucks with great foods, to sunrises with great hues, the farm has been a big part of my...
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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:

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, lrp143@psu.edu

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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