We serve as a hub for creative and critical work on food and agricultural systems topics that are entangled with pressing problems of global significance. We steward a multi-functional teaching farm on Yale’s central campus, using farming practices and crop selections specifically tailored to meet the needs of different classes spanning the natural and physical sciences, the social sciences, and the arts and humanities. We collaborate with Yale’s Faculty to enrich a range of classroom-taught courses by bringing students to the Farm to embody the texts they’re reading and by linking Yale courses to our dynamic roster of guest speakers doing critical food systems work. We connect students from around the University through our network of global partners to the nodes of food systems where transformation takes place.
The YSFP offers a range of paid and unpaid internships, fellowships, awards, and both curricular and co-curricular experiences for Yale students at all levels of study, both during the regular academic year and over the summer. We also convene and support a range of workshops, conferences, colloquia, and guest speakers for the benefit of students and the wider Yale and New Haven community.