Harvest Festival 2017

Join us for our second annual Harvest Festival! This year, our featured speaker is director of the Sustainability Institute, Dr. Paul Shrivastava

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Persistent Pests

We have been battling bugs at the Student Farm this summer! Check out Haley’s blog post about our experiments with pest management tactics this summer.

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A different side to the Student Farm

Intern, Deanna Homan has learned a lot about crop production and maintenance through managing the Student Farm’s greenhouse space during the summer months.

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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.

How to 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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