2011 Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference

Dickinson Farm Director Jenn Halpin will present a workshop at the 2011 Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference at Penn State University in State College, PA. The conference will take place on November 6-8th, 2011.

Several Dickinson Farm student workers will also participate in the conference.

To register, visit the conference website.

Jenn Halpin, Farm Manager and Director of the Dickinson College Farm

Production and Education on a Diversified Organic Farm

This session will cover Jenn Halpin’s journey from part-time garden manager to full-time director of the organic farm at Dickinson College in Carlisle PA. Over ten years, Jenn slowly built a small educational garden program into a productive and popular vegetable and livestock farm. Jenn will describe how she translated the success of Dickinson’s Student Garden to build support among the college administration for expansion into a full time farm on 50 acres. Jenn will share success stories of developing new infrastructure, securing grants, recruiting faculty and student interest, building markets, and developing a strategic plan for sustainable growth.