We’re hiring!

2018 Student Farm intern positions are now open! We currently have openings for a communications internship and graphic design internship. Interns will work as part of the Student Farm’s communications and marketing team to write stories, create visuals and graphics, manage program social media, organize and publicize events, and more!


Learn more about the positions here. Application deadline is February 28

Help us grow!!

We are honored to have been voted one of the Class Gifts of 2018. Please make a gift to support the endowment of our program!

From Food Waste to Food Rescue

Our AmeriCorps member and other volunteers rescued 2,600 pounds of produce.. learn more about their Gleaning experience here!

Guest blog: Are You Meat Dependent?

Latisha Franklin, a second-year graduate student studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology made the decision to go meat-free in an effort to become more healthy. Read about Latisha’s meat-free journey and the surprising benefits she experienced from giving up meat.  


The interdisciplinary Sustainable Food Systems Program sees our own Penn State campus food system as a living laboratory for engagement in sustainable food and agricultural 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 Penn State academics and operations.

Get involved!

Are you interested in bringing your class to the Student Farm for a tour, workday, or class lesson? The farm is a living classroom–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

More opportunities ☛

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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