Ag Progress Days

Ag Progress Days at Penn State, held annually during three days in August, is Pennsylvania's largest outdoor agricultural exposition.

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Ag Progress Days

Ag Progress Days at Penn State, held annually during three days in August, is Pennsylvania's largest outdoor agricultural exposition.

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What's New?
Check out our new and exciting displays and demonstrations for our 2018 Ag Progress Days show!
Special Presentations
Highlighted presentations at the 2018 Ag Progress Days show

Ag Progress Days News

In the last five years there has been a fourfold increase in the amount of beef coming from fed Holstein cattle. The results of  the Calf-fed Holsteins Reared for Beef Demonstration Project, lead by Penn State Extension — which can be seen at Ag Progress Days — will show Pennsylvania dairy farmers how to ramp up their participation in the beef market.
Dairy calves fed, reared for beef may be lifeline for Pa. farms, researcher says
August 10, 2018
When Penn State Extension beef specialist Tara Felix started the Calf-fed Holsteins Reared for Beef Demonstration Project three years ago — a collaborative venture sponsored by the PA Beef Producers Working Group — she viewed the initiative as showing dairy farmers how to boost revenue from their operations.
Penn State's Ag Progress days will take place Aug. 14-16 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs in Ferguson Township, Centre County.
Penn State's Ag Progress Days offers 'something for everyone'
August 6, 2018
Everything agriculture and more can be found at Penn State's Ag Progress days, which kicks off Aug. 14 and continues through Aug. 16 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs in Ferguson Township, Centre County.
Visitors at Ag Progress Days 2018 can learn about the invasive spotted lanternfly in the College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building and Theatre.
Spotted lanternfly headlines College Exhibits Building at Ag Progress Days
August 1, 2018
The looming threat posed by the invasive spotted lanternfly will take center stage in the College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building and Theatre during Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 14-16. Displays and presentations in the building also will highlight programs related to pond management and bait-fish production, hemp research, animal health, and agricultural policy.
Most tractor rollover incidents can result in major injuries and even death but can be prevented by understanding the causes of overturns and following safe operating practices. A full-size tractor will be used to demonstrate tractor stability and hitching safety.
Ag Progress Days features agricultural safety and health
July 30, 2018
Visitors to the Farm Safety Demonstration Area at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 14-16, can learn about tractor overturn hazards and how to reduce the risks of tractor rollovers.
The flowers and plantings in the 8-year-old demonstration plots at the site attract and nourish huge numbers of native bees, butterflies and other pollinators. With pollinators in jeopardy,     Penn State Master Gardeners    teamed with horticulture faculty members to create and nurture the gardens — located at the end of 11th Street at the show site — to demonstrate that supplying pollinators with food and habitat can be beautiful.
Helping pollinators highlighted at Ag Progress Days Yard and Garden Area
July 30, 2018
The benefits of creating pollinator-friendly landscapes is a focus of the Yard and Garden Area this year at Ag Progress Days, Aug. 14-16.