View Photos of Ag Progress Days

View Pennsylvania's Department of Agriculture updates for the 2020 Ag Progress Days Virtual Show. 

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 is held at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, nine miles southwest of State College, PA, and 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 31 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 45,000 expected attendees, over 60% 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 include:

  • 80+ acres for crops and machinery demonstrations
  • 55 acres for indoor and outdoor exhibits
    • 5 buildings with gravel base and 4 tent structures
    • 5 miles of tour roads
    • Electricity, water and forklift services
Welcome from the Show Manager
Meet The Staff
Sponsorship Opportunities
Attendance Figures

History of attendance at Ag Progress Days.

Photo Gallery

View some of the exhibits and events from previous years at Ag Progress Days!

Future Dates

Future dates for the annual Ag Progress Days at Penn State.

2017 APD Official Program

PDF document, 2.3 MB

2018 Official Program

PDF document, 3.1 MB

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Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture - Show Updates

See the updates below about what the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has to offer.

2019 Official Program

PDF document, 9.8 MB

Official Program

PDF document, 9.8 MB

Our History

The significance of Ag Progress Days in Penn State history goes deeper than a taproot. In the 1800s, faculty would periodically travel across the state to hold Farmers’ Institutes.

About the Show

Ag Progress Days (APD), Pennsylvania's largest outdoor agricultural exposition will be held virtually August 9-12, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Happy Valley Adventure Bureau

Farm Show Council

Since 1972, the Farm Show Council (FSC) has represented agricultural equipment shows in the United States, Canada and New Zealand that have expressed excellence and maintained high standards for the benefit of both exhibitors and attendees. The FSC seal reflects excellence, a quality you will find in the 2020 Ag Progress Days Show.

Happy Valley Adventure Bureau

Farm Show Council

Since 1972, the Farm Show Council (FSC) has represented agricultural equipment shows in the United States, Canada and New Zealand that have expressed excellence and maintained high standards for the benefit of both exhibitors and attendees. The FSC seal reflects excellence, a quality you will find in the 2020 Ag Progress Days Show.