Help us grow!

The Class of 2018 voted to support the Student Farm through an endowment to grow and sustain the program for years to come, but we need your help to make this vision a reality. Our goal is to raise $5,000 by the end of the semester, toward the Student Farm endowment. Endowed support for the Student Farm will enable us to engage more Penn State students with their own campus and communities’ food system.


Please consider making a gift to support us!

Pest Identification & Management Workshop, August 4

In this workshop on the Student Farm, from 10am-12pm on August 4, attendees will learn about insect and mammal pests and diseases, and how...

Community Work Day, July 21

Join us for our second Community Volunteer Day of the summer! With the farm in full swing, we need helping hands around the one-acre farm....

Art on the Acre, July 15th

Finish out your Arts Festival week with some relaxing arts and crafts and farm-fresh snacks! On July 15th, come out to the one-acre...


The interdisciplinary Sustainable Food Systems Program views our own Penn State campus food system as a living laboratory for engagement in sustainable food and agricultural systems. We link classroom education with experiential learning, student-led 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!

  • Paid and for-credit internships
  • Student-led research
  • Food systems courses
  • Join Student Farm Club
  • Volunteer on the farm!
  • Attend events
  • Bring your group for a tour!
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,

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! Submit a group tour or workday request here.
Skip to toolbar