The American National United Farm Family Learning Center, a central building off Main St. and E. 9th, that allows for addition presentations during the show. Visit with Penn State Extension educators who will present topics on Biogas, Energy, and Ag Erosion and Sediment Control. NEW this year are invited speaker on various business development topics: Organic Agriculture, Legal Planning, Marketing and Cybersecurity for Ag Farmers.

American National United Farm Family Learning Center Dedication 2014

American National United Farm Family Learning Center Dedication 2014

Presentations

TUESDAY

10:00 a.m. - Biogas on the Farm - Dan Ciolkosz, Assoc. Prof. Penn State Extension and Dept. of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

10:30 a.m. - Ecosystem Benefits of Farm Biogas - Heather Karsten, Assoc. Prof. Penn State Dept. of Plant Science

11:00 a.m. - Solar Power on the Farm - Ed Johnstonbaugh, Principal, Exodus Renewables

11:30 a.m. - Solar Power and the Right to FarmEd Johnstonbaugh, Principal, Exodus Renewables

12:30 p.m. - Recap and Feedback: Legal Planning for Specialty Crop Producers-Understanding Liability, Protections, Regulatory Processes, and Other Legal Risks - Ross Pifer, Director and Brook Duer, Staff Attorney, Penn State Ag Law Center

1:30 p.m. - Organic Agriculture-Breaking Down Misconceptions from Production to Certification - PA Certified Organics and Rodale Institute Consultants

2:00 p.m. - Tools to Write your own Agricultural Erosion and Sediment Control (Ag E&S) Plan- Jennifer Fetter, Danielle Rhea, Jennifer Weld, Penn State Extension Educators/Water Resources Team

WEDNESDAY

12:30 p.m. - Cover Crops, Soil Fertility, and Nutrient ManagementMadeline Luthard, PhD Candidate, Ecology and Biogeochemistry, Penn State

1:30 p.m. - Organic Agriculture-Breaking Down Misconceptions from Production to Certification - PA Certified Organics and Rodale Institute 

2:00 p.m. - Ag Marketing: Growing Sales by Knowing Your Customers, via the Internet and Social Media - Kara Riccioni, Director of Ag Business Dev., PA SBDC 

2:30 p.m. - Cybersecurity- Yes, you can be hacked...what should you do now? - Dr. James Norrie, Faculty, York College with Ag Center of Excellence Staff, PA SBDC

THURSDAY

10:00 a.m. - PA Dept. of Agriculture, Century Farm Awards Presentations- April Orwig, Admin. Officer, Bureau of Farmland Preservation, PA Dept. of Ag. (email: aorwig@pa.gov)

1:00 p.m. - Cover Crops, Soil Fertility, and Nutrient Management - Madeline Luthard, PhD Candidate, Ecology and Biogeochemistry, Penn State

MEETINGS

Farm Show Commission Meeting to be held on Wednesday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at this location is open to the Public.

2022 Event Information

Dates

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

2022 Event Information

Dates

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