Ag Progress Days (APD), Pennsylvania's largest outdoor agricultural exposition, is to be held August 13-15, 2024, in person. Show hours: Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m. and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The show is held annually for three days in August, at The Pennsylvania State University's - Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center. The 2024 show will continue to incorporate a virtual experience to feature our exhibitors and Penn State Extension programs on-demand webinars and Facebook Live-streaming videos, as available. Public Cable Network television coverage after the event is an annual opportunity to visit items you may have missed.

View The Official Program Guide for Ag Progress Days Show 2023, for reference. Please note the Schedule of Events Calendar will provide you a complete listing of daily events, searchable by your interest. The schedule of events will be updated with current listings as we get closer to APD 2024.

View Maps for a listing of exhibitors and floor plan layouts for the 2024 show. There are also searchable features to map your exhibitors you want to visit, as well as profiles of vendors who provided more information.

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Ag Progress Days features the latest technology and research exhibits, educational programs, and guided tours. Sponsored by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, the event will celebrate the forty-eighth year to be held at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, nine miles southwest of State College, PA. It is one of only three agricultural exhibitions in the country sponsored by a major University. Our exhibits showcase the latest in Penn State research, as well as information on best management practices and changing regulations in the agricultural industry.

With over 400 exhibitors from 35 states and 4 provinces of Canada, we have something for everyone. Each year, farming families from across Pennsylvania and surrounding states attend this three-day event. Of the 44,000 expected attendees, over 60 percent are actively engaged in agriculture or related professions. Come and learn about the latest innovations in the agricultural industry and spend your day with Penn State Extension educators.

Ag Progress Days features may include:

  • 80+ acres for Crops and Machinery Demonstrations
  • 55 acres for Indoor and Outdoor Exhibits
  • 30+ Educational Presentations to Ask the Experts and On-Demand Video Resources
  • 30 Active Demonstrations around the grounds on topics such as Healthy Lifestyle, Cooking, Ag Safety & Health, Farm & Business, Animals & Livestock, Equine, Agronomic Crops & Soils, and Forest & Wildlife
  • 20 Equipment Demonstrations for Equipment and Field Machinery
  • 15 Meetings for Agricultural Associations and Governmental Agencies
  • 15 Youth and 4-H activities and topics such as Corn Maze, Pollinators, Rabbits, Wildlife, Plants, Insects, and Family Fun       cow.jpeg
  • 7 Tours to highlight current research activities at the Research Center plus Virtual Tour content
  • 10 Local Non-Profit or Ag Association Food Vendors
  • 2 Locations for Antiques in the Pasto Agricultural Museum and the Tractor Display
  • 3 Special Events may be held: Penn State Ag Alumni Ice Cream Social, College of Ag & Dean's Town Hall Session, and Dean's Luncheon (Invite-Only)

2024 Event Information


August 13, Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
August 14, Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
August 15 Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center
2710 W. Pine Grove Road
Pennsylvania Furnace, PA 16865


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