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2015

A passion for the past: Penn State's Pasto Agricultural Museum
September 2, 2015
In 1974, the alumni of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences began an extensive project to gather and preserve pieces of agricultural history. With a mere $1,500 in donations from alumni, what is today's Pasto Agricultural Museum officially opened on Aug. 22, 1979. The museum will kick off its 2015 fall open-house series, held home football game Sundays, starting Sept. 13.
Invention, technology and simple machines featured at Pasto Ag Museum Sept. 13
August 27, 2015
The first in a series of fall open houses at Penn State's Pasto Agricultural Museum is scheduled for Sept. 13. The events are scheduled for Sundays after home football games.
Ag Progress Days Reveals Passion of Agriculture
August 21, 2015
Ag Progress Days has something for everyone, from the most dedicated of farmers to the average family looking for a fun and educational way to spend the day. Video courtesy of StateCollege.com
Ag Progress Days on RFD-TV
August 14, 2015
Ag Progress Days Show Manager Bob Oberheim is interviewed about what's new this year at Pennsylvania’s largest outdoor agricultural expo.
Ag Progress Days sessions to cover workforce and economic development, avian flu
August 14, 2015
Government officials, industry representatives and university experts will gather in public forums at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, set for Aug. 18-20 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, to exchange ideas and discuss solutions for two critical issues facing Pennsylvania agriculture: workforce and economic development, and highly pathogenic avian influenza. Both sessions are open to the public.
Drink your vegetables: Center shows kids it can be easy and tasty to be green
August 12, 2015
The Green Smoothie Test is an outreach program of the center, in Penn State’s College of Health and Human Development, in which staff members travel around the community to demonstrate making “green smoothies”—containing green vegetables—for children. Students are involved in choosing and mixing the ingredients, tasting the creations, and discussing their experiences. The next demonstration will be later this month at Ag Progress Days.
Passport at Ag Progress Days will be free ticket to fun, knowledge, opportunity
August 12, 2015
A new activity to be introduced this year at Ag Progress Days, Aug. 18-20, promises to be a lot of fun for participants and promote an appreciation of the career opportunities made possible by getting an education in the agricultural and natural resource sciences.
Agricultural 'Brigadoon' offers a wide assortment of activities for visitors
August 11, 2015
Almost Brigadoon-like, a small agricultural "city" is nearly ready to spring up amongst the fields at Rock Springs, along state Route 45, 9 miles southwest of State College. Penn State's Ag Progress Days, one of the East's largest agricultural expositions, will be held Aug. 18-20, providing visitors with about 150 acres of commercial and educational exhibits, crop displays, machinery demonstrations, family and youth activities, equine presentations, workshops and an agricultural museum.
Farm Industry To Golf Before Ag Progress Days
August 11, 2015
The Second Annual “Drive for the Future of Agriculture” golf tournament will be held on Monday, August 17, just before Penn State’s Ag Progress Days begins. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Penn State Collegiate Farm Bureau and the PA Friends of Ag Foundation.
WeatherSTEM Remote Weather Station at APD
August 6, 2015
The Pasto Agricultural Museum WeatherSTEM Unit at Ag Progress Days was recently installed at the show site.
PA Farm Bureau invites farmers to Ag Progress Days
August 6, 2015
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau has numerous exhibits and activities, including fun and active learning opportunities for young visitors as part of Ag Progress Days. Information on a wide variety of agricultural issues will be available inside PFB’s exhibit building, which is located at East Fifth and Main Street at the show site.
So much to learn at Yard and Garden Area at Penn State's Ag Progress Days
August 5, 2015
Visitors to the Yard and Garden area at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 18-20, can learn about flower arranging, growing herbs, new flower varieties, pollinators and creating habitat for bees and butterflies, high-tunnels, potato varieties -- and have their questions about gardening answered by experts.
Agricultural business and technology on display at Ag Progress Days
August 5, 2015
With hundreds of commercial vendors, demonstrations of new products and technologies, and a slew of experts on hand from academia, government and industry, Penn State's Ag Progress Days offers a unique opportunity for producers to learn new production methods and improve their operations, according to Bob Oberheim, Ag Progress Days manager.
College Building will feature animal science at Ag Progress Days
August 3, 2015
Penn State teaching, research and extension activities related to poultry, livestock, meat science and dairy will be the focus in the College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building at Ag Progress Days, Aug. 18-20.
Ag Progress Days Family Room promotes health, nutrition, safety and fun
August 3, 2015
Families can play minigames, get valuable health and safety information, taste nutritious food and drink, and participate in hands-on educational activities in the Family Room building at Penn State's 2015 Ag Progress Days, Aug. 18-20, according to specialists in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Inaugural Beef Day at Ag Progress Days
August 3, 2015
The first PA Beef Producers' Beef Day event will take place at Ag Progress Days on Wednesday, August 19 featuring speaker sessions and beef buck coupons for attendees.
Great Insect Fair headlines Ag Progress Days youth activities
July 28, 2015
Families and youths accustomed to attending Penn State's Great Insect Fair each fall will need to adjust their schedules. For this year at least, the popular annual event will leave the Bryce Jordan Center and instead will be part of the 2015 Ag Progress Days expo, Aug. 18-20.
Cover crops demonstration plot to be featured at Ag Progress Days
July 23, 2015
Visitors can learn more about the benefits of cover crops at an expanded cover crops demonstration plot beside the J.D. Harrington Crops, Soils and Conservation Building at Ag Progress Days, Aug. 18-20.
Blacksmiths to work outside the Pasto Museum during Ag Progress Days
July 22, 2015
The Pasto Agricultural Museum will feature genuine working blacksmiths during Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 18-20.
Ag Progress Days offers new information for horse enthusiasts
July 20, 2015
Penn State's 2015 Ag Progress Days exposition will showcase entertaining yet educational activities for horse lovers of all ages and experience levels, according to organizers in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Farm safety, health to be featured at Ag Progress Days
July 16, 2015
Visitors to the Farm Safety Demonstration Area at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 18-20, can learn how to reduce risk of injury while operating skid-steer machines.
Research tours stretch the boundaries of Ag Progress Days attractions
July 16, 2015
Free, daily bus tours during Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 18-20, will give visitors an opportunity to get a glimpse of research projects at the 2,000-acre Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center. Tours will focus on topics such as crop production, woodlot management, wildlife habitat, biofuel feedstocks and water quality.
New Manure Composting Facility
July 15, 2015
A new manure composting facility is being built at the grazing demo site as part of the tour "Equine Best Management Practices and Livestock High Density Grazing".
New Solar System at Ag Progress Days
July 8, 2015
Paradise Energy Solutions will debut the first permanent solar installation at this year’s Ag Progress Days. The 2.65 kilowatt ground mount solar system, which consists of 10 solar panels and one inverter, will be will installed at Paradise Energy Solutions’ booth located on West 9th Street.
Research Tours for 2015 Show
July 6, 2015
Throughout Ag Progress Days, experts conduct tours highlighting research on various aspects of agriculture. Get a free ticket and board the bus at the corn crib at the top of Main Street. Limited number of tickets available per tour, so stop by early to reserve your seat. Walking and/or standing may be involved once the bus arrives at tour destination.
New Field Demos for 2015 Show
June 18, 2015
This year’s new field demonstrations at Ag Progress Days will feature corn chopping and cover crop planting at 11:30 a.m. daily. Several of the major equipment companies will have units in the field for the producer to compare them side by side in actual planting conditions.
Exhibitor Registration Due
June 11, 2015
Still interested in being an exhibitor at the 2015 show? Don't forget to get your registration application in!
Farm Show Council Meets to Discuss Changes and Challenges for Ag Shows
May 26, 2015
Originally founded in 1972, Farm Show Council (FSC) was built around the idea that farm shows could be improved for both exhibitors and attendees through communication, education and yearly evaluation.
PA Hay Show at APD
May 4, 2015
Not all bales of hays are the same. Depending on the time of harvest and the weather conditions during harvest, bales of hay ca widely differ in their nutrient content.
Attention APD Exhibitors & Visitors
April 28, 2015
Ag Progress Days Exhibitors: It has come to my attention that a private travel business has contacted Ag Progress Days exhibitors about room reservations in State College, Pa., during the 2015 show, Aug. 18-20.
Timber 2015 expo a showcase for Pennsylvania forest products industry
April 2, 2015
Pennsylvania's large forest-products industry will be showcased during the 2015 Forest Products Equipment and Technology Exposition, June 5-6 at Penn State's Ag Progress Days site at Rock Springs.
Spring Construction at APD
March 18, 2015
The old free stall section of the red barn at APD was recently removed to make way for a new storage shed addition.
Exhibitor and Field Demo Registration Now Available
March 3, 2015
Ag Progress Days is one of the largest outdoor agricultural shows in the east. Exhibitors can showcase their latest innovations to the thousands engaged in the ag-related industries.
2015 APD Brochure Now Available
February 9, 2015
Find out more information about the 2015 show with our new brochure.
Penn State Extension Grazing Workshops
January 27, 2015
The Penn State Extension Dairy Team’s free online seminars devoted to grazing are continuing, with two additional ones added for 2015. Registration is free, and all seminars will be from 1 to 2 p.m.
Become a PA Timber Show Sponsor
January 27, 2015
The Pennsylvania Forest Products Association (PFPA) and Penn State's Ecosystem Science and Management Department are proud to be co-sponsors of the 2015 PA Timber Show happening June 5-6 at the APD site.
Pennsylvania Farm Show 2015
January 5, 2015
The College of Ag Sciences will be exhibiting at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the country, January 10-17.