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Special Presentations

Highlighted presentations at the 2018 Ag Progress Days show

Spotted Lanternfly Updates

Dean Roush & Secretary Redding, College Exhibits Building Theater

  • The Pa Secretary of Agriculture and the Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences will address high priority issues facing Pennsylvania. Join them to learn more about the Spotted Lanternfly on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
  • Penn State Extension Team presents "Battling the Spotted Lanternfly" Tuesday, at noon. And offer additional times on Thursday, at 1:00 p.m and Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m. to address this important topic.

PA House and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committees -Informational Meeting: Ag Industry Update

  • Joint informational meeting on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in the College Exhibit Building Theater

2017 Economic Study Results

  • Penn State Economic and Community Development Center will present the results of the 2017 study, specifically for Centre County and Agriculture. Learn how your county can access research and important information. Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in the Upstairs Red Barn Meeting Rm.

Potential of Industrial Hemp Production in PA

  • Penn State Hemp Extension Team discuss the potential uses of the crop, what is being done to develop markets and the current prospects for profitable hemp production in the state. Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in the College Theater and Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in the Farm Family Learning Center.

Animal Health Updates - Dairy Extension Veterinarian Team

  • Mineral Supplementation
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Uterine Disease and Reproductive Health

Hops Research Presentation and Hopyard Tour

  • Presenting daily at noon in the Farm Family Learning Center, followed by 1:00 p.m. tour to the Hopyard. (A ticket is required for tour, pick-up upon your arrival at the Tour Ticket location at the Red Corn Crib on Main Street.)

Warm Season Grasses for Poultry Bedding

  • Single-producer scaled preparation of grasses, results of the S.A.R.E research project will be discussed by panel of experts on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. in the Farm Family Learning Center.

Ag Business Presentations at the Ag Choice Farm Credit Tent on E. 7th St.

  • Sponsored by AgBiz Masters on Wednesday 11:00 a.m., noon and 1:00 p.m. to learn more about Transition Management and Optimistic Outlooks related to Agriculture.

Listening Session on Issues facing PA Agriculture, College Exhibits Building Theater

  • Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson will be hosting a listening session on Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. as an opportunity to hear directly from several stakeholders representing various sectors of PA agriculture and the concerns. Joining Congressman Thompson will be the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary for Market and Economic Development, Cheryl Cook, and Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President, Rick Ebert.

Renewable Energy Team Seminars

Featured on Tuesday, at the Farm Family Learning Center.

  • Emergence of Biochar as an Ag Commodity (morning)
  • Local Oilseed Production and Biodiesel Fuel (afternoon)

Shaver's Creek Birds of Prey Presentations

  • This year the Birds of Prey presentations will be held daily at 1:00 p.m. in the Farm Family Learning Center