Visit a variety of exhibits and demonstrations on how best to manage our natural resources and wildlife. Specialists from Penn State and other organizations will answer your crop production, weed identification, and biofuel questions.

Donor Dedication Ceremony of the J.D. Harrington Building

Donor Dedication Ceremony of the J.D. Harrington Building

Where: Harrington Lane and end of East 5th St.

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Crop management

Ask experts about crop and variety selection, when to crop scout, and how much manure or fertilizer you should apply. Bring your favorite weed with you for the experts to identify.


Growing quality forages is key to raising productive and healthy cattle, sheep, goats, horses, and other livestock on your farm. The experts at Penn State and the PA Forage and Grassland Council will be on hand to answer your questions.

Hay Show

Visit the Hay sample display in the back of the building to see the premium samples entered. See attached brochure for more information on our 2022 Hay Show at Ag Progress Days and how to enter.

Sustainable Ag, PA Certified Organic and Organic Farming

All in one place now, there are more resources on Sustainable and Organic Farming in the J.D. Harrington Building (middle section by the hay display). Visit with experts from Penn State and PA on Sustainable Agriculture practices that you are doing on your farm or would like to do. No-till agriculture continues to gain new ground in Pennsylvania. Farming without tillage saves the soil, improves soil quality, and reduces energy inputs. 

Nutrient Management

Visit PDA Nutrient Management and Penn State Ag and Environmental Center to find the latest information on nutrient management regulations and best practices.

A-Maze-N-Corn or a Sunflower Maze (TBD)

Up for some fun? Spend a few minutes -- or several hours-- wandering through the maze with your kids. This maze is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.

Environment and Water Resource Management

Learn from the Penn State Extension Resource Teams and Environmental Resource Science Management faculty, how to maintain a sustainable environment and manage resources responsibly. Find out about safe drinking water and water wellhead best practices.  Learn more about the Agricultural Erosion and Sediment Control Plan, writing manual from the Department of Environmental Protection and the new features to the PAOneStop online mapping tool to help make your plan complete. 

Check the Schedule of Events for more information

2023 Event Information


August 8, Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
August 9, Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
August 10 Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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


Happy Valley Adventure Bureau

Farm Show Council