“It’s hot, buggy, and physically demanding, but the work the students put in at the Penn State Student Farm pays off in veggies and in the acquisition of valuable skills.”

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Not Your Typical Garden Variety

Penn State College of Ag Magazine, Sara LaJeunesse

Penn State’s class of 2018 is returning to an old tradition of selecting multiple areas of the University to benefit from their support. Nelson went on to announce the three 2018 class gifts: a display of the Alma Mater in the HUB-Robeson Center; an endowment to support the Student Farm; and support for the Textbook and Educational Resources Fund.

“Each of these gifts encompasses Penn State’s values — those being integrity, respect, responsibility, discovery, excellence and community,” Nelson said.

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Penn State's Class of 2018 chooses three gifts

Penn State News

“Farmers, eaters, artists, writers, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, chefs, makers, leaders — all are welcome,” said Benjamin Chronister, Student Farm Club programming director. “The Student Farm engages people across disciplines and interests and the goal of this event is to gather ideas and input on how we can best continue to do that as we grow.” 

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Ashley Ferrara

Penn State News

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Highlight in Penn State’s The year in review, in news and images: A look back at 2016

“Stefan Gawlowicz, managing chef with Penn State Housing and Food Services, prepared sample salads for guests at the Student Farm Fall Harvest Festival on Sept. 7. The Student Farm at Penn State is a student-centered and sustainable farm that provides a variety of fresh foods to the Penn State community.” (Image: Patrick Mansell)

Spring 2020

04/07/2020, Onward State: Penn State Student Farm To Hold Online Plant Sale Throughout April

02/04/2020, Penn State News: Executive director of the Student Farm Club reflects on her time at Penn State

01/30/2020, Onward State: Penn State’s Student Farm Is Growing

Fall 2019

11/07/2019, Penn State News: Plant Powered PSU

09/11/2019, State College News: Harvest Festival

09/10/2019, Penn State News: Harvest Festival 

09/04/2019, Penn State News: Public Writing Initiative 

Summer 2019

07/03/2019, WPSU: Taproot Community Kitchen Partnership

Spring 2019

04/18/2019, Penn State News: Plant Sale 

04/15/2019, Penn State News: Community Check In

Fall 2018

10/25/2018, Sustainability at Penn State: FILM: Dolores

9/5/2018, The Daily Collegian: Penn State Student Farm, Sustainability Institute To Host Annual Harvest Festival

8/20/2018, Penn State News: Student Farm celebrates third annual Harvest Festival

8/6/2018, The Daily Collegian: Harvest Festival

8/6/2018, Penn State Beaver: Students, staff from three campusesrayise grant-funded high tunnel at Beaver


Summer 2018

7/18/2018, Penn State News: Penn State Residential Dining grows partnership with Student Farm

7/6/2018, Penn State News: Student Farm to host ‘Art on the Acre’ on July 15

06/22/2018, Penn State News: Behrend campus garden becomes a community resource

6/20/2018, The Daily Collegian: ‘Sunshine and good company’: Student Farm at Penn State to host second annual Summer Solstice Celebration

6/7/2018, Penn State News: Student Farm transforms education through engaged scholarship and outreach.

Spring 2018

4/13/2018, Penn State News: From farm to dining commons: Penn State a leader in locally sourced food

4/9/2018, Penn State News: Nutritional sciences student to work at Penn State Student Farm this summer

4/4/2018, Penn State News: ‘Get your hands dirty’ with upcoming Student Farm Workshops

3/23/2018, The Daily Collegian: Penn State clubs to hold events on campus for Food Waste Awareness Week

3/22/2018, Penn State News: Spring Campus and Community Sustainability Expo scheduled for April 23

3/21/2018, WTAJ: PSU Student Farm looking to grow

3/20/2018, Penn State News: Food Waste Awareness Week to be held Mar. 26-30

1/16/2018, The Daily Collegian: The Rise of Sustainable Eating: What it Means for Penn State Consumers

1/10/2018, Penn State College of Ag Magazine Fall/Winter 2017 Edition: Not Your Typical Garden Variety

1/10/2018, Penn State College of Ag Magazine Fall/Winter 2017 Edition: No Tassel: Alumna’s Early Farm Work Doesn’t Deter

Fall 2017

12/6/2017, Penn State News: Students aim to reimagine transportation through electric bike social enterprise

12/4/2017, Penn State News: Penn State invests $2 million to support strategic priorities

10/26/2017, Centre Daily Times: Penn State Apple Celebration sales benefit student farms

10/18/2017, Penn State News: Penn State’s Class of 2018 chooses three gifts

10/12/2017, Daily Collegian: ‘Food for Thought’: Students come together and host sustainable dinner, discussion

10/6/2017, Penn State News: Market East offers ‘neighborhood market’ shopping experience in Findlay Commons

Summer 2017

8/18/2017, Penn State News: Student Farm celebrates second annual Harvest Festival

8/4/2017, Centre Daily Times: Centre County Farm Tour welcomes public to see where their food comes from

7/24/2017, Penn State News: Free insect identification and soil health workshop 

6/29/2017, Penn State News: Student Farm to host ‘Art on the Acre’ event

6/24/2017, State College.com: Student Farm, the Barn at Lemont to Host Home Gardening Workshop

6/22/2017, Penn State News: Student Farm hosts Summer Solstice Celebration

6/15/2017, StateCollege.com: Penn State Student Farm to Hold Summer Solstice Celebration

6/13/2017, Onward State: Student Farm To Hold Summer Solstice Celebration

Spring 2017

4/6/2017, Penn State News: Student Farm Club to host annual plant sale April 28

4/6/2016, Penn State News: Local Foods Night scheduled for April 18

3/27/2017, Penn State News: It Takes a Village to Raise a Farm

3/6/2017, Green Future: How Student Farms Foster Sustainability On College Campuses

2/28/2017, Penn State News: Student Farm Club hosts hydroponic lettuce tasting event on March 13

2/14/2017, Penn State News: Student Farm Club members teach youth sustainability lessons

1/26/2017, Penn State News: From strangers to business partners: Internship plants seeds of collaboration


Fall 2016

12/7/2016, Centre Daily Times: Penn State student believes crickets could feed the world

11/3/2016, Onward State: Student Farm Club Sparks Growth In Sustainability On Campus


Summer 2016

Penn State University homepage feature: Field of Sustainable Dreams

9/9/16, ComMedia (video segment, 10:45): Centre County Report: September 9, 2016

8/29/16, Onward State: Student Farm To Host First Fall Harvest Festival

7/14/16, 98.7 The FREQ: Morning Mixtape: Student Farm at Penn State

7/11/16, Penn State News: Student farm to host ‘Art on the Acre’ July 17

7/6/2016, WPSU: Penn State Student Farm Brings Fruitful Discussions Of Sustainability

6/25/16, Centre Daily Times: Penn State student farm celebrates first harvest


Spring 2016

4/21/16, Penn State News: Student Farm Club to engage community with plant sale

3/31/16, Penn State News: Student Farm Club holding Local Foods Night, movie screening April 18

3/30/16, Penn State News: Community invited to collaborate on Student Farm Initiative April 14

2/17/2016, Centre Daily Times: Penn State student farm hopes to grow food, ideas

1/29/2016, ComMedia (video): First Student Farm at Penn State

1/22/16, Onward State: Penn State Approves Acre Plot For Student-Run Farm



9/17/2015, Onward State: Education And Sustainability: Penn State’s Student Farm Club

5/31/15, Onward State: Student Farm Initiative Moving Forward

5/15/15, Penn State News: Graduating seniors plant seeds for future student farm