Director of the College Farm
Jenn is the Director 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.
Livestock and Special Projects Manager
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.
Vegetable Production Manager
Packing House Coordinator
Farm Works Kitchen Manager
When he’s not in the kitchen, you can find Joe painting, building furniture, or gardening.
Education and Outreach Coordinator
Sam started her agricultural journey at birth; born into a family with a passion for agriculture. She grew up surrounded by animals on her parent’s hobby farm and immersed herself in ag-related jobs starting in high school. Sam became interested in teaching about agriculture when she took a job giving tours on a large- scale goat and sheep creamery. Sam attended Delaware Valley University where she majored in Animal Science and minored in Agri-business. After graduation she managed a sheep farm, while working on her homesteading journey on her own farm. In her spare time you can usually find her with a smile on her face, reading a farm-related book and hanging out with her animals. She’s excited to bring her passion of animals and agriculture to the Dickinson College Farm.
Pest Control Coordinator and Farm Mascot
Pepe is the College Farm farm dog! He is a rescue Aussie Shepherd mix that cruises the farm fields ensuring that farm staff feel loved. Not (yet) the best at hunting, Pepe “earns” his keep as the resident therapy dog- able to brighten up anyone’s day.