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2016

New interim manager announced for Ag Progress Days
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.
Late summer pigweed management critical for farmers
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.
Variety provides the spice at Penn State's Ag Progress Days
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.
Ag Progress Days exhibits focus on important issues for Pennsylvania
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.
Panel discussion on Pennsylvania water quality to be held at Ag Progress Days
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.
Sprayers to be showcased at Ag Progress Days
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.
Farm safety, health to be featured 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.
Crop experts to offer advice on production, sustainability at Ag Progress Days
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.
Learn to eat and live healthier at the 'Family Room' at Ag Progress Days
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.
Long-time Ag Progress Days manager retiring after 'a good run'
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.
Animals healing humans a new focus at Ag Progress Days Equine Experience
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.
Plenty of youth activities to be offered at this year’s Ag Progress Days
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.
Learn about growing garlic at Yard, Garden Area at Penn State's Ag Progress Days
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.
Wheat threshing, axes, cow names, crumpets at Pasto Museum at Ag Progress Days
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.
Ag Progress Days tours to highlight Penn State agricultural research
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.
Ag Progress Days Equine Experience offers something for every horse lover
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.