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Ag Progress Days

August 23, 2017

This "person on the street" feature includes comments from several visitors about their Ag Progress Days experience.

August 22, 2017

This story about the Ag Progress Days Hay Show features a photo that includes Jessica Williamson, assistant professor of forage management.

August 18, 2017

This feature about the Industrial Hemp Research Tour at Ag Progress Days quotes Greg Roth, professor of agronomy.

August 17, 2017

More coverage of the Ag Progress Days Government and Industry Day luncheon.

August 17, 2017

At the Ag Progress Days Government and Industry Day luncheon, the governor said that Penn State will play a key role in helping Pennsylvania agriculture to seize opportunities and overcome challenges.

August 17, 2017

At Ag Progress Days, Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture, college alumnus and Penn State trustee Russell Redding talked about the symbiotic relationship between the state and its land-grant university when it comes to agriculture.

August 16, 2017

This Ag Progress Days story, which also aired on WWCP-TV (FOX8), featured clips of Penn State President Eric Barron, Gov. Tom Wolf and state Agriculture Secretary and college alumnus Russell Redding.

August 16, 2017

This coverage of Ag Progress Days focuses on a water-quality town hall discussion hosted by Dean Rick Roush and state Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding.

August 16, 2017

This round-up of Tuesday Ag Progress Days activities quotes Jim Savage, instructor in arboriculture, Sandy Smith, senior lecturer in forest resources, and Matt Royer, director of the Agriculture and Environment Center.

August 15, 2017

In a story that also aired on WATM-TV (ABC23), Jesse Darlington, interim manager of Ag Progress Days, talks about the technology showcased at the annual event.

August 14, 2017

Jesse Darlington, interim Ag Progress Days manager, talks about the benefits of attending the event.

Penn State's Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center, located along state Route 45 at Rock Springs, is a hub for cutting-edge research and education conducted by the College of Agricultural Sciences, and the site of Ag Progress Days (lower left).
August 9, 2017

Penn State's Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center, located along state Route 45 at Rock Springs, is a hub for cutting-edge research and innovative education conducted by the College of Agricultural Sciences, and is also the location of the annual Ag Progress Days expo.

Visitors to Ag Progress Days can see equipment demonstrations, animals, research tours, garden exhibits, health and safety exhibits and much more.
August 8, 2017

Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 15-17, will offer fun and educational activities for adults, children and families, while providing agricultural producers with valuable knowledge to improve their farm businesses.

August 7, 2017

Jesse Darlington, interim Ag Progress Days manager, talks about maintaining the expo's historical success in this event preview.

August 3, 2017

If you have an interest in learning about or influencing laws, regulations, policies and government programs related to agriculture, food and natural resources, Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 15-17, will present opportunities to do just that. A variety of events and exhibits will feature state and federal agencies, state legislators, state cabinet secretaries, a congressman and the governor of Pennsylvania.

The mission of the Pasto Agricultural Museum is to provide the public with an understanding and appreciation for early agriculture and rural life, especially in Pennsylvania and the northeastern United States. The facility's collection can be enjoyed in air-conditioned comfort Aug. 15-17 during Ag Progress Days.
August 2, 2017

Visitors to Penn State's Pasto Agricultural Museum always have been encouraged to think about what it was like to be a farm family member in the distant past, but a special exhibit to be unveiled at Ag Progress Days will ask them to ponder what an old-time farmer thought about each day, and then compare that to what today's farmer thinks about every day.

As gardening enthusiasts have come to expect, attendees to the Lawn and Garden Area can get advice and information on flower arranging, growing herbs, square-foot gardening, hydroponics, pollinators and creating habitat for bees and butterflies, high-tunnels, and potato varieties. Experts, including Penn State Master Gardeners, will be on hand to answer questions about gardening and landscaping.
August 1, 2017

Flowers from variety trials at Penn State's Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center and tips on how to use "fertigation" in the garden will be among new features offered this year at the Yard and Garden Area at Ag Progress Days, Aug. 15-17.

July 28, 2017

No matter where Pennsylvanians live, virtually all citizens have a role to play in protecting the state's critical water resources. Visitors to the College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building and Theater at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 15-17, can learn how they can contribute to keeping water clean, safe and abundant.

Aimed at both youths and adults, 30-minute hay hole and skid steer blind spot demonstrations will take place at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 15-17.
July 25, 2017

Visitors to the Farm Safety Demonstration Area at Penn State's 2017 Ag Progress Days can learn how to reduce the risk of childhood injuries due to falls from hay holes and runover incidents involving skid steers.

July 20, 2017

Jesse Darlington, Ag Progress Days interim manager, talks about the commercial exhibits and field machinery demonstrations offered at this year's event.