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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.