Student Farm Club

The Student Farm Club is a great way for Penn State students to get involved with the Sustainable Food Systems Program and the Student Farm!

Undergraduate and graduate students from all fields of study are invited to join us. The Student Farm Club is open to any student interested in making a positive impact on the food system on our campus and in our community.


Join us!

Club meetings are held on Thursdays at 6pm in 215 Armsby Building.

Come one, come all and #tellyafriends

Current Projects


Ahmed Al-Mahrooqi

Exec role: Coordinating secretary

Major: Petroleum engineering

Year: Senior


Favourite plant/vegetable: Carrots

Fun Fact: I high-fived the president of the university twice, both at SFC events.


Izaiah Bokunewicz

Exec role: Production Director

Major: Plant Sciences

Year: Junior


Favourite plant/vegetable: Eggplant

Fun Fact: I grew up outside of Philadelphia and am a huge Philly sports fan. Especially for the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL).

Sienna McNett

Exec role: Executive Director

Major: Biology, Neuroscience Concentration

Year: Senior

Favourite plant/vegetable: Collard Greens

Fun Fact: I love interior design and repurposing old furniture and creating art pieces with found objects.



Katie Leite

Exec role: Recording Secretary

Major: Psychology, Neuroscience Option; Global Health, Biology

Year: Junior


Favourite plant/vegetable: Broccoli

Jessica Chou

Exec role: Club Programming Director

Major: Environmental Resource Management

Year: Junior


Favourite plant/vegetable: Ground Cherries

Fun Fact: I worked on an urban farm in Philadelphia for a summer



Whitney Ashead

Exec role: Director of Campus Outreach

Major: Geography & Agricultural Sciences

Year: Junior


Favourite plant/vegetable: Green beans!

Fun Fact: I took a gap year after high school to pursue AmeriCorps.



Ben Chronister

Exec role: Club Programming Director

Major: Landscape Architecture

Year: SUPER senior

Favourite plant/vegetable: Love me some brussel sprouts

Fun Fact: I enjoy exploring the wonderful world of wild edible plants




Paul Laudenslayer

Exec role: Treasurer

Major: Forest Ecosystem Management

Year: Junior

Favorite plant/vegetable: Sassafras

Fun Fact: I have a weekly dungeons and dragons game with my brother back home on Oahu




Madeline Winn

Exec Role: Project Team Manager

Major: Animal Science

Year: Senior


Favorite plant/vegetable: Daisy

Fun Fact: My favorite food is pancakes!



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Cooking Collaborative
  • On-farm production
  • Hydroponics
  • Annual Plant Sale
  • Film screenings
  • Speakers
  • Fun, tasty and educational events!

Learn about sustainable food systems, grow fresh food for our campus community, and join a group of engaged students rallied around the local foods movement!

Established in fall 2015, Student Farm Club reaches far beyond the production field. The organization was formed to bring together anyone and everyone interested in topics related to the food system, including food insecurity, food waste, agricultural production, culinary skills, and more!

During club meetings, you will learn and talk about those issues connected to the food system that are important to you. With this knowledge, a supportive team, and our organizational resources, you’ll have the opportunity to create a lasting impact at Penn State through various student-led sustainability projects. Project focus areas include the production of food, cooking and nutrition, food access and justice, food processing and procurement, food waste, or food and agricultural education.