Visit the Conservation Exhibit Area beside the J. D. Harrington Building at the end of E. 5th Street. See several Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) demonstrations, focused on working farms. No-Till machinery will be on displayed, along with Pollinator Garden and Cover Crop demo plots. Possible Water Wellhead Walking Tour. Related to the exhibits, we will also feature presentations on...TBD

Cover Crops and Plantings

  • Cover Crop Plots and Planting Green - South of the Harrington Bldg. and Conservation Area, Pennsylvania seed companies and Penn State extension representatives will host new cover crop mixtures planted in the plots. Penn State Extension staff will be at the plots to host talks at 11:45 a.m. daily to discuss the new cover crop mixtures planted in the plots. 

    • NEW! Cover Crops, Soil Fertility, and Nutrient Management Presentation held on Wednesday at t 12:30 p.m. and Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in the American Farm Family Learning Center

  • Ernst Seeds will be hosting the Cover Crop and Pollinator Demo Plot in the Conservation Exhibit Area and providing information at 2:00 p.m. daily.

Water Resources and Soil Conservation

  • No-Till Alliance will feature the Rainfall Simulator Demonstrations showing infiltration daily, 10:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.

    Water Wellhead Demonstration Areas will be around the area to view and join the walking tour at 10:00 a.m. daily, with Penn State Extension Water team staff to learn more.

    • NEW! Tools to Write your Own Agricultural Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Presentations held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the American Farm Family Learning Center and Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in College Bldg. Theater.

  • USDA/NRCS staff will be featuring an active livestock watering system with ram and solar-powered pumps for grazing operations, a scaled manure storage and concrete loafing area to address animal concentration areas on your farm, and an interactive soil tunnel to demonstrate how soil health and its beneficial properties can impact your operation. All demos will be supported by NRCS technical staff to explain how these systems work and other ways to address your natural resource issues and questions. 

  • A large variety of No-Till Equipment will be on display at Penn State's CMEG area which may include:
    Cover Crop Roller, Drill, Vegetable Transplanter, 4-Row Cover Crop Roller Attachment, and Manure Injector

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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