Friday, October 21
3:30 to 5 p.m.
Location: the Quad
The Student Harvest Festival is a relatively new tradition at Delaware Valley University. While many types of festivals have been celebrated on our storied campus over the past 125 years, this particular iteration is all about today’s DelVal students sharing their harvest and other talents. We could not think of a better way to celebrate Dr. Rusiloski’s Inauguration!
The Harvest Festival is run by students who are members of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS). MANRRS is a national society that encourages academic and professional advancement for minorities and their allies' pursuing degrees in STEM-related fields. MANRRS mission is to promote and implement initiatives that foster inclusion and advancement of members of ethnic and cultural groups underrepresented in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences in all phases of career preparation by providing academic and professional support. Through community, affirmation, and empowerment, MANRRS will help change the future of the agricultural industry to a more equitable and diverse environment.
Many thanks to Jacquelyn Dudley ’24 and Natasha Robertson ’23, our student leaders from MANRRS, who have organized the Harvest Festival this year. Thanks, also, to MANRRS advisors, Dr. Meliss Wright, Dr. Carla Garzon, and Carlos Soto-Gil. The University would like to thank all MANRRS students and other clubs involved for their hard work and dedication in planning this special occasion for the DelVal community to enjoy.
Enjoy vegetables, legumes, fruit, beef and more that are grown and harvested by DelVal students. You will also find table displays for many of our student-run clubs and organizations with demonstrations, club information and activities. Don’t miss the hayrides to South Campus for apple picking, pumpkins and fall fun. The majority of the food served at the festival is farmed and curated on one of DelVal’s three properties that comprise our 1,000-acre campus in Bucks and Montgomery Counties.
The first of three properties is our main campus. It is comprised of 500 acres and houses our educational buildings, administrative facilities, student housing and laboratories. On South Campus, we have state-of-the-art greenhouses, Equine Center, Dairy Science Center, Animal Science Complex, the Swine Science Center, fruit orchards and hundreds of tillable acres for crops.
The Gemmill Center, formerly Five Spruce Farm, is located on 398 acres in Warwick Township and includes orchards, 150 tillable acres and expansive open woodlands utilized by faculty and students for field study in animal science, conservation and wildlife management, and environmental science.
The Roth Farm is comprised of more than 100 acres in North Wales, Montgomery County, and is utilized by students to study sustainable farming. Roth Farm is comprised of planted fields, beef cattle and chickens, and is home of the student-run Farmer’s Market, open on weekends in summer and fall.
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