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
Will is originally from the Bay Area in California. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies with a concentration on Sustainability from San Francisco State University in 2013, he spent the past six years immersing himself in the commercial farming world focusing on growing vegetables sustainably. He’s been fortunate to participate in every aspect of small-scale agriculture, from seed to sales, on different scales, both rural and urban. Most recently, he was the Farm Manager for a non-profit food hub in Western North Carolina, where he managed the production, packing, and GAP certification of local growers’ produce.
He enjoys every aspect of food production and when he’s not farming, he enjoys hunting, fishing, preserving and fermenting food, cooking and spending time in the outdoors with his family.
Packing House Coordinator
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!
Education and Outreach Coordinator
Audree is the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the College Farm this year. She just graduated in May from Dickinson as an Environmental Studies major. While at Dickinson, Audree was a member of the Women’s Swim team, a Teaching Assistant for several ENST classes, and a research assistant for Jenn Halpin investigating intersections and opportunities for home gardening as a strategy to alleviate household food insecurity in the Carlisle borough. This research experience cultivated her interests in gardening and food sovereignty, and were further developed during Agroecology class her senior year. She has other passions for sports, art, and plant-based cooking. She hopes to combine her dreams to revolutionize environmental education and sustainable food production with all her other interests.
Pest Control Coordinator and Farm Mascot
Introducing Pepe, our new farm dog! She is a one year old rescue Aussie Shepherd mix. Two words to describe her – “Playful and Sprightly”!