Farm Crew

Jenn Halpin


Jenn is the Director and Farm Manager of the Dickinson College Farm. After graduating from Providence College, she joined the Peace Corps where she developed her interest in sustainable agriculture while living in West Africa and working with farmers. As the farm manager, Jenn provides students with hands-on training in sustainable food production and supports faculty and students with on-going research, class-based collaborations and internships.

Jenn served as the President of the Board of Directors for Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA). She is an active member in our regional local food movement and founding member of Farmers on the Square, a vibrant producer-only farmers’ market in Carlisle. 

Matt Steiman


Matt has been farming organic vegetables since 1993, working on farms in Colorado, California and Minnesota before settling in the Cumberland Valley. For five seasons, Matt managed Fulton Farm at Wilson College where he learned the ropes of running an educational CSA program, and also developed initial experience with renewable energy systems. Matt and Jenn then ran their own farm on rented ground for two seasons before signing on as the full-time farmers at Dickinson College in 2007. In addition to regular farm duties at the Dickinson Farm, Matt supervises equipment maintenance, irrigation, sheep and cattle, and also works extensively with solar energy projects and biodiesel fuel applications for the College.


 Jenn Wolf

Jenn Wolf
Jenn Wolf joins us as Packing House Coordinator after  starting at the farm in June as Packing House Assistant. Jenn is a Carlisle native who grew up learning about farming and the importance of growing one’s own food. She has a passion for baking, canning, and preserving foods, which the farm has already benefited from greatly! Jenn also enjoys an active lifestyle and being outdoors. The farm is grateful for Jenn’s good energy and hard work. We know you will enjoy getting to know her!


Margaret McGuirk



Margaret McGuirk

Margaret McGuirk is the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Dickinson College Farm. She graduated from Dickinson College in May 2018 with a degree in English. This is Margaret’s first position at the Dickinson College Farm, but she comes from a background of family farming in Maryland and is a life-long equestrian. 

When she is not at work, Margaret can be found reading medieval literature, talking about The Lord of the Rings, or watching soapy Netflix shows. She proudly maintains her title of “Dog Mom” by training service puppies for Susquehanna Service Dogs.

Margaret is excited to be a part of the Farm team and looks forward to connecting with their fans through social media and outreach programming.

Cheryl Lusk 


Cheryl is the Administrative Assistant for the College Farm. She oversees the budgets, finances and behind the scenes goings on at the farm. She also manages our weekly CSA, serving over 100 families during the 30 week growing season. When she’s not helping the farm, you can find her with her family, traveling and seeking out new adventures.



Bella smiling. Photo courtesty of Olivia Kittel. 

Bella (pronounced “BAY-ah”) is the farm’s much-loved mascot. She performs the very important duties of chasing away – or eating! – rodents and groundhogs. She loves to follow the student workers around the farm and is always down for a game of fetch, a tug-of-war match, or a ride on our Solar Wheeler.