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Through a variety of exhibits and workshops, Ag Progress Days focuses on the business, science and technology of agriculture. Jesse Darlington Jr. will oversee the 2017 edition of the show as interim manager.
November 22, 2016

Jesse Darlington Jr., a facilities coordinator in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, has been named interim manager of the University's Ag Progress Days exposition.

A waterhemp plant emerges above the soybean canopy in a Pennsylvania crop field.
August 12, 2016

Late summer is a critical time for corn and soybean growers to control the spread of invasive Palmer amaranth and waterhemp, which pose a serious threat to crop yields. But these weeds have developed resistance to commonly used herbicides, according to extension specialists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, who will be available to offer advice and information to growers at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 16-18.

As many as 45,000 people from across Pennsylvania and beyond are expected to attend Ag Progress Days, Aug. 16-18.
August 11, 2016

If you've made the arguably easy decision to attend Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 16-18, now comes the hard part: deciding what to see and do when you get there. The annual agricultural exposition provides visitors with about 150 acres of commercial and educational exhibits, crop displays, machinery demonstrations, family and youth activities, horse exhibitions, workshops and an agricultural museum.

Innovative approaches to enhance water quality while ensuring a vibrant agricultural sector will be one of the topics highlighted in the College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 16-18.
August 5, 2016

Amidst the wide variety of events, activities and exhibits at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 16-18, the College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building will provide a focal point for those interested in knowing about a few key issues affecting Pennsylvania and how the college is addressing them. The building, which also contains a theatre area for presentations, will showcase topics of importance for Pennsylvania's agriculture, citizens and environment.

Partnering with government agencies and industry stakeholders to help Pennsylvania agriculture address water quality challenges is a priority area for the College of Agricultural Sciences.
August 4, 2016

Collaborative strategies to meet water-quality goals for Pennsylvania's rivers and streams while ensuring productive agriculture will be the topic of a panel discussion at this year's Ag Progress Days exposition. The Aug. 17 event will be hosted by Rick Roush, dean of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, and Russell Redding, state agriculture secretary.

Field demonstrations continue to be a popular feature of Ag Progress Days because they give visitors the chance to see machinery from different manufacturers in a setting outside the dealer showroom, performing under real-world conditions. 
August 1, 2016

Penn State's Ag Progress Days exposition, which takes place Aug. 16-18, offers farm operators the chance to compare goods and services, see the latest machinery in action, and find out about new methods and technologies that can help them maximize productivity.

Twenty-minute tractor safety demonstrations, depicting rollovers, will take place at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m Aug. 16 and 18 at Ag Progress Days.
August 1, 2016

Visitors to the Farm Safety Demonstration Area at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 16-18, can learn how to reduce the risk of overturning tractors.

At A-Maze-N-Corn, kids and adults can spend time wandering a giant corn maze, which is stroller and wheelchair accessible.
July 29, 2016

Visitors can see a variety of exhibits and demonstrations on how best to manage our natural resources and wildlife at the J.D. Harrington Crops, Soils and Conservation Building at Ag Progress Days, Aug. 16-18.

The focus of Family Room programming is to present ways that families and people of all ages can learn to eat and live healthier.
July 28, 2016

Children and family members can play mini games, watch food demonstrations, taste healthy food and drink, participate in a scavenger hunt, and learn first aid and firearm safety tips in the Family Room building at Penn State's 2016 Ag Progress Days, Aug. 16-18.

Besides managing Ag Progress Days for 25 years, Oberheim has been secretary of the state Farm Show Commission for 21 years and managed the University's Horticulture Farm for 29 years.
July 27, 2016

During the 25 years Bob Oberheim has been managing Ag Progress Days for Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, the show has … well, made a lot of progress. And he's proud of that.

People connect with animals, sometimes when they cannot connect with people. Medical professionals have long known the emotional and physical benefits for people, but they are now embracing use of animals in the treatment and healing process. Visitors who come to the Equine Exhibits Building at Ag Progress Days can learn more about how animals help humans heal.
July 25, 2016

Animal lovers may instinctively know it, but many people may not realize the therapeutic value of our domesticated four-legged friends. Visitors who come to the Equine Exhibits Building at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 16-18, can learn more about how animals help humans heal.

On Main Street near the Equine Exhibits Building, children can don safety equipment and harnesses and climb a tree like a professional arborist.
July 22, 2016

Children and their families can explore animals, plants and much more at Penn State's 2016 Ag Progress Days expo, Aug. 16-18. Activities will keep kids active and entertained as they explore the event.

The Yard and Garden area this year will include information on growing garlic, an easy-to-grow crop that is planted during the cooler temperatures of October. Penn State Master Gardeners will provide tips on selection, planting and harvesting. Guests may also enjoy sampling different varieties of garlic.
July 22, 2016

New at the Yard and Garden area at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 16-18, visitors can learn about growing garlic, as well as flower arranging, growing herbs, square-foot gardening, hydroponics, pollinators and creating habitat for bees and butterflies, high-tunnels, potato varieties -- and have their questions about gardening answered by experts.

The air-conditioned museum, located at the top of Main Street in the heart of the Ag Progress Days event, will have lots of things going on during the show.
July 21, 2016

The Pasto Agricultural Museum will be a busy place during Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 16-18, and all the activities relate to rural history.

Woodlot management will be among the topics covered in a variety of research tours offered during Ag Progress Days, Aug. 16-18.
July 21, 2016

The College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State conducts nearly $100 million worth of research each year at research stations and in labs scattered across the commonwealth. Penn State's Ag Progress Days exposition, which takes place Aug. 16-18, offers visitors a chance to see a sampling of these scientific studies, which contribute to a safe and plentiful food supply, a healthy environment and a vibrant agricultural sector.

From miniature horses to magnificent draft horses, the Ag Progress Days Equine Experience is aimed at horse lovers of all ages.
July 14, 2016

Three days of educational yet entertaining activities await horse enthusiasts who visit the Equine Experience at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 16-18. The event is designed to appeal to horse lovers of all ages and experience levels, according to Ann Macrina, Equine Experience coordinator and senior instructor in animal science in the College of Agricultural Sciences.