Penn State Student Farm hosts Community Check-In

Ashley Ferrara
April 15, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Student Farm at Penn State is hosting a Community Check-In to update students, staff, faculty and community members about recent developments at the Student Farm at Penn State and to seek collaborative input about the future of the Student Farm site and program. The event will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, in the HUB-Robeson Center's Heritage Hall.

“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.” 

At the event, attendees will hear highlights from the Student Farm’s current pilot phase and the emerging plans for expansion and permanence in the future. 

“We have partnered with dozens of classes and community groups over the past three years, so we are excited about this new opportunity to grow together,” said Leslie Pillen, Sustainability Institute associate director for farm and food systems. “It took a community to bring the farm this far, and we hope this event can serve to bring people together to envision a vibrant future.” 

The Student Farm is a student-driven initiative that is a core component of the Sustainable Food Systems Program (SFSP). The mission of the SFSP is to educate people about sustainable food systems, to cultivate community and to increase access to local foods on campus and in local communities.

All members of the Penn State and State College communities are encouraged to attend and participate. Free, farm-fresh snacks will be provided. Any questions regarding the Community Check-In can be directed to Ben Chronister at

Last Updated April 15, 2019