How was technology promoted in the days of a young institution?

In this picture from 1916, Dr. Ralph Watts, Dean of the College of Agriculture, speaks on one of the college's cattle barns to visiting farmers and families about the advancements in agricultural technology, especially from research conducted at Penn State. Tussey Mountain can be seen in the background on this hazy autumn day, where the College of Agriculture was fulfilling its mission to extend technical knowledge to farmers throughout the state. In today's terms, this could be viewed as an early Ag Progress Days, which is now utilized by the College to promote advancements in agricultural technologies. Visit for more information.