Student Farmers

The Kenyon Farm is run by student farmers, most of whom live on the farm. Student farmers learn to balance their full-time coursework with the chores that keep the place running. They participate in a more sustainable lifestyle and experience the full cycle of farming, from planting seeds to harvesting crops used in the dining hall, from incubating eggs and raising the chickens to delivering eggs. Students also learn the value of recycling and repurposing by using materials from College building projects to construct chicken coops and turkey tractors. Volunteer students and staff help, but ultimately, it’s up to the people who live there to make sure the animals are well tended and the plants well maintained – a way of life that is uniquely demanding and rewarding.

The value of the experience is incalculable. Some of the students who live on the Kenyon Farm plan to operate their own farms when they graduate. Others are interested in working in public policy regarding food safety and sustainability issues. It’s more than just hands-on experience for these students. It’s a chance to live the agricultural life to its fullest while still earning a liberal arts degree.

2017-2018

Nicholas Lebowitz ’18

Logan Whitcomb ’20

Anna Deryck ’20

Lina Beron Echavarria ’20

Sylvie Robinson ’20

Juno Fullerton ’19

Dani Huffman ’19

Teahelahn Keithrafferty ’19

2016-2017

Nicholas Lebowitz ’18

Juno Fullerton ’19

Steven Ring ’17

Gabe Jimenez-Ekman 19′

Lucy Vincent ’17

Claire HarnEnz 17′