In today’s busy society, it can be a challenge to find time to spend with family and friends. This year the Family Room houses Food, Families and Health along with Pesticide Education exhibits. It offers a variety of interactive displays that will get you thinking about the overall health and wellness of yourself and your family. Welcoming all age groups to benefit from the wealth of information!

Where: Main Street between West 8th and 9th St

Visit the Family Room, where Penn State Extension hosts Food, Families, and Health (FFH) and Pesticide Education exhibits. Healthy eating, physical activity, keeping food safe and managing stress are all part of good physical and mental health for children, youth and families.  Also featured is Pesticide Education, where you will learn about pesticide safety for consumers, families, and agricultural professionals. Also Pesticide Education will have a vast selection of resources and educational materials regarding general pest management. 

Exhibit topics include: Family Wellbeing, Health & Wellness, Food Safety & Quality-Home Food Preservation and Pesticide Education. Also, join us for Cooking Demonstrations (see calendar of events or Food Demonstrations Link below when available) which will introduce you to new recipes. 

Displays and Activities

  • Food Demonstrations TBD                                                                                  
    Join Penn State Extension’s Food, Families, and Health and Food Safety and Quality educators as they prepare healthy recipes and demonstrate safe home food preservation techniques.

  • Mental Health and Wellness in Agriculture
    Farming can be stressful because so many things are out of your control – like the weather, equipment breakdowns, and economy. Become healthier and happier by learning to identify and respond in positive ways to stressors. Extension has resources and programs on this topic –stop by this display to discover tips to keep yourself, and your neighbors, mentally and emotionally healthy.

  • Health and Wellness Display
    Physical fitness and nutrition information, along with tips on how to prevent chronic disease, will be available to assist you with your journey to a healthy lifestyle.

  • Family Wellbeing Programs
    Stop by and find ideas and resources on parenting and childcare, gradparents raising grandchildren, and financial management to strengthen your family.

    Would you like to learn more about the importance of immunization and vaccines? Come to PSU's EXCITE display to get accurate and trusted information.     

  • Home Food Preservation and Consumer Food Safety                             
    In celebration of National Food Safety Month in September, Penn State Food Safety Specialists will provide research-based information on how to safely store foods and preserve foods at home.

  • Pesticide Education: Are You Smarter Than....?
    Test your knowledge at the Pesticide Education Program display, where you will learn about pests, integrated pest management, and poison prevention.  Visitors will have a chance to spin the wheel, answer a question, and win a prize.  Stop by to pick up additional information and a sheet of Mr. Yuk stickers.

2021 APD Cooking Demo Schedule.pdf

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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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