Students promote sustainable farming at Pennsylvania Farm Show

Soil Display

Shippensburg University faculty and students made their mark at the Pennsylvania Farm Show last week in Harrisburg. Students and faculty from the Geography/Earth Science Department and the Center for Land Use and Sustainability used an interactive display to promote sustainable farming practices.

Farm show participants of all ages were able to get their hands dirty as they learned about, soil testing and types, vertical potato growing, and hydroponics.  

“It’s important to take the science and connect it to the people and we get to do that at the Farm Show,” said Paige Steffy, junior geoenvironmental studies major.