Talk with Penn State Faculty and Educators about the wide variety of career opportunities available in veterinary medicine and animal agriculture! Faculty, Extension educators, and graduate students will be on hand to discuss animal focused jobs with parents and kids!

We always have information for farmers as well, particularly on animals diseases such as High Pathogenic Avian Influenza or African swine fever. Learn about the latest research on animal health at Penn State and best practices for creating a preventive bio-security plans, recognizing symptoms, and managing the spread. Enthusiasts and farmers both play a critical part in protecting the state and national swine herds and poultry flocks from disease. Check out our animal health resources at Ag Progress Days to learn more.

Listen to short talks in the College Bldg. Theater

  • Animal Health Topics
    • Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 11:00 a.m.- Stephanie Clouser, Ganda Lab Technician, Penn State
    • Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 12:30 p.m. - Top Health Management Practices: Smart for Your Cows and Your Wallet - Dr. Esteban Jimenez, Post-Doc, Extension Veterinarian, Dept. of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
  • Avian Flu - What happened in 2022? 
    • Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 11:30 a.m. 
    • Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 1:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, Aug. 11 at 11:00 a.m.
      -Dr. A. G. Lorenzoni, Professor of Poultry Science and Avian Health, Dept. Animal Science

  • Update on African Swine Fever Global Spread and Steps Producers can Take to Prepare
    • Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 10:00 a.m. - Dr. Elizabeth Hines, Assist. Professor of Animal Science and Livestock Extension Specialist, Dept. Animal Science

  • Workforce Development/Animal Science Apprentice Program-Careers in Agriculture and Ag Businesses
    • Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 10:30 a.m.Chelsea Becker, Penn State Graduate Student
    • Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 11:00 a.m. Linda Falcone, Penn State Extension Educator
    • Thursday, Aug. 11 at 1:00 p.m.Linda Falcone, Penn State Extension Educator


  • Manure Hauler Training Program - Meeting with continuing education credits! 
    • Thursday, Aug. 11 from 8:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. in the Special Events Building. Pre-registration required, contact Robb Meinen for information 
  • Animal Science Apprentice - Employer Meeting - Thursday, Aug. 11 9:30 a.m.   Pre-registration required or for information, contact Elizabeth Hines

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


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