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

Join us!

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

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Meet the Team


Ahmed Al-Mahrooqi

Exec role: Coordinating secretary

Major: Petroleum engineering

Year: Senior


Favorite 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


Favorite 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

Favorite 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


Favorite plant/vegetable: Broccoli

Jessica Chou

Exec role: Club Programming Director

Major: Environmental Resource Management

Year: Junior


Favorite 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


Favorite 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

Favorite 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!



View our past Student Farm Club executive and intern teams here.

What Do We Do? 

Cooking Collaborative

Cooking Collaborative



Food Bank Harvest

Food Bank Harvest

Film Screenings, Food Tastings and More!

Film Screenings, Food Tastings and More!