The Student Farm Club at Penn State is hosting a Community Check-In to update students, staff, faculty and community members about recent developments for the Student Farm at Penn State, and to seek collaborative input about the future of the Student Farm site and program. All members of the Penn State and State College communities are encouraged to attend and participate. Free farm-fresh snacks will be provided to all who come. Benjamin Chronister, Student Farm Club programming director, hopes to see many new faces at this year’s check-in.
“Farmers, eaters, artists, writers, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, chefs, makers, leaders, all are welcome! The Student Farm is intended to engage 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,” said Chronister. At the Community Check-In, attendees will hear the highlights of the Student Farm’s outcomes during its pilot phase, and the emerging plans for expansion and permanence for the future. At this pivotal phase of the program, input from attendees will help to set the direction for planning and programming for the future. About the Student Farm at Penn State The Student Farm is a student-driven initiative that is a core component of the Sustainable Food Systems Program. Our mission is to educate people about sustainable food systems, cultivate community, and increase access to local foods on campus and in our community. Any questions regarding the Community Check-In can be directed to Ben Chronister at firstname.lastname@example.org