Student Initiatives in Sustainable Agriculture Conference (SISA)
A national event for current and recent college students dedicated to sustainable gardening and farming initiatives whether well established or not yet realized. SISA facilitates an exchange of knowledge between students involved in and interested in sustainable agriculture projects at colleges and universities throughout the United States. The goal of this exchange is to promote the growth of student-run projects and encourage continued involvement in sustainable agriculture after college.
The Student Initiatives in Sustainable Agriculture Conference (SISA) was developed in response to a lack of opportunities for student farmers to come together and discuss their projects and ideas. The first conference in 2011 brought together students from 30 colleges and universities in 7 states. In 2012, the SISA Conference expanded to a national level while also expanding the purpose to include other young people involved in, or interested in becoming involved in sustainable agriculture.
Our nation is faced with an aging population of farmers. The SISA Conference is one piece of a larger movement to encourage a new generation of farmers. Students involved in student-run farms and gardens are becoming equipped with both the tools needed to succeed in our modern world and the skills and determination necessary to succeed in agriculture.
Fall Harvest Feast
Food, music, and fun to celebrate the cornucopia of produced harvested from the growing season!
Spring Volunteer Appreciation Potluck
The annual potluck down in the garden – campfire, music, food, and friends! Our way of looking back on the good times in the garden with friends.