PSU Student Farm & Food Systems Minor – Update

From Leslie Pillen, Design Coordinator:

A diverse coalition of students, staff, faculty and community members continues to make great progress on planning an educational student farm and food systems minor at Penn State. (PSU Student Farm Website & PSU Student Farm on Facebook)

We have three important announcements and updates to share.

Seminar: UC Davis Student Farm Director

Fri., Feb. 13, 12:20-1:10pm in 101 Ag Sciences and Industries (ASI); Q&A hour to follow, 1:30-2:30pm in 118 ASI

We are excited to announce that Mark Van Horn, director of the UC Davis Student Farm, will give the first talk of the Sustainable Ag Seminar Series this spring. We invite you to come learn from Mark about the the development, operations, and lessons learned from this highly-ranked student farm.

Curriculum Meeting

Fri., Feb. 20, 9:30-11:00am in 105 Forest Resources Building (FRB)

If you are interested in contributing to planning an inter-college food systems minor, please consider attending this meeting. We are working to develop several thematic clusters within the minor, so a diversity of disciplines and perspectives are welcome to contribute.

Planning Updates

The Student Farm Initiative website is the central repository for planning documents as we continue developing the farm and minor, as well as announcements about meetings and events. Several new documents from last semester’s work can be found under the Deliverables tab. Please check back regularly for updates!

Please contact Leslie Pillen, Design Coordinator with any questions, to request a presentation about the initiative to your class or other group, or to find out about other ways to get involved: lrp143@psu.edu

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