Ag Progress Days (APD), Pennsylvania's largest outdoor agricultural exposition is to be held August 10-12, 2021 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 Research Center. The 2020 show was held virtually due to Covid-19 Pandemic, which resulted in over 10,000 viewers; therefore, we will continue to incorporate the virtual experiences to feature our exhibitors and Penn State Extension programs.

The Official Program Guide for Ag Progress Days Show will be posted in July for your reference and to plan your visit. Please note the Events Calendar will also provide you a complete listing of daily events, searchable by your interest.

View Maps for a listing of exhibitors and floor plan layouts. 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 celebrates the forty-fifth 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 490+ exhibitors from 34 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 46,000 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
  • 50+ Educational Presentations to Ask the Experts and On-Demand Video Resources
  • 35 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 Vegetable Gardening and Field Machinery
  • 20 Meetings for Agricultural Associations and Governmental Agencies
  • 15 Youth and 4H activities such as Corn Maze, Pollinators, Rabbits, Poultry, Wildlife, Plants, Insects, Story-times and Family Fun
  • 10 Tours to highlight current research activities at the Research Center
  •   6 Local Non-Profit Food Vendors
  •   2 Locations for Antiques in the Pasto Agricultural Museum and the Tractor Display
  •   2 Special Events - Penn State Ag Alumni Ice Cream Social and College of Ag, Dean's Luncheon by Special Invitation Only

2021 Event Information

Dates

August 10, Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
August 11, Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
August 12 Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location

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

Directions

Happy Valley Adventure Bureau

Farm Show Council

2021 Event Information

Dates

August 10, Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
August 11, Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
August 12 Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location

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

Directions

Happy Valley Adventure Bureau

Farm Show Council