New Course to Train Student Farm Interns-AGECO 197: Growing Food, Leaders and Community

The Student Farm is excited to announce a NEW course for spring 2018. AGECO 197: Growing Food, Leaders and Community is a 3-credit course taught by Student Farm manager Leslie Pillen. The course is open to students in any major and any class standing. We will cover topics including sustainable farm management, leadership development, team building, volunteer management, community food systems engagement and individual/group teaching.

Students who complete the course will have priority consideration for an internship with the Student Farm at Penn State and/or with the Philadelphia Center urban agriculture summer internships. The course will be highly hands-on and will travel to Philadelphia during Spring Break, so enrollment is capped and requires an application to be considered.

This course can be used as a supporting course and would count toward the Community Nutrition and Food Security Emphasis Area.

Further details about the course and how to apply can be found at Please direct any questions to

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