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Field Demonstrations

Field Demonstrations at Ag Progress Days 2018 feature hay mowing, mergers, tedders, rakes, baling and bale handling. New for this year are corn chopping and no-till planters demonstrations at 11:45 a.m. daily.

2018 Field and Equipment Demonstration Map

2018 Equipment Demonstrations

  • 10:30 a.m.  Hay Mowing and Tedders
  • 11:45 a.m.  Corn Chopping and No-Till Planters
  • 1:00 p.m.    Cover Crop Planting Green Demo
  • 2:00 p.m.    Hay Merging and Raking
  • 2:30 p.m.    Hay Baling and Bale Handling

Several of the major equipment companies had units in the field for the producer to compare them side by side in actual planting conditions. Demonstrations are approximately 1 hr. in length. See Field Demonstration Map for location of demonstrations on the grounds.

Possible ride-and-drive locations may be offered on the grounds to view the state-of-art equipment, trucks and tractors used for farming operations provided by commercial exhibitors.

Vegetable and Small Crop Demonstration

The small scale farming operations will be featured on Demo Alley and W. 11th Street at a vegetable garden demonstration area. Featuring the equipment and supplies used at the various stages of planting and harvesting.

Cover Crop Demonstrations

Cover Crop Demonstration Area will feature plot of crops and mixtures, contributed by commercial companies, can be found on the Field Demonstration Map. Penn State Extension staff will be available onsite daily to answer questions.

Drone Demonstrations

Watch drones in action and learn about their uses in agriculture with Penn State researchers at the Farm Safety Demonstration Area on Demo Alley. Daily demonstrations at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, will be conducted with a commercial multi-rotor drone and include discussions about practical agricultural applications, safety, and operating policy. On Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Farm Family Learning Center, a short discussion on safety and operating policy will be held prior to going to the demonstration area.

Farm Safety Demonstration

Specialists will provide demonstrations on Tractor Roll-Over Safety and Farm Emergency Rescues. All presentations are approximately 20 minutes in length.