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Rick Roush, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, speaks at a recent event while Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding looks on. The two leaders will hold a town hall meeting Aug. 13 during Penn State's Ag Progress Days expo.   Image: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
August 9, 2019

Elected officials and leaders of government agencies will use the opportunity afforded by Penn State's Ag Progress Days, set for Aug.13-15, to inform — and get feedback from — the public and industry stakeholders about agricultural programs and policy priorities at the state and federal levels.

Penn State's Ag Progress Days kicks off Aug. 13 and continues through Aug. 15 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs in Ferguson Township, Centre County.   Image: Penn State
August 5, 2019

Everything agriculture and more can be found at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, which kicks off Aug. 13 and continues through Aug. 15 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs in Ferguson Township, Centre County.

The flowers and plantings in the 9-year-old demonstration plots at the site attract and nourish huge numbers of native bees, butterflies and other pollinators.    Image: Penn State
July 31, 2019

Creating pollinator-friendly landscapes again will be the focus of the Yard and Garden Area at Ag Progress Days, Aug. 13-15, but many other activities will be going on there, as well.

With more than 500 commercial and educational exhibits, as well as numerous field demonstrations and workshops, there is plenty to see and do at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, Aug. 13-15.   Image: Penn State
July 29, 2019

The latest in agricultural technology, research and equipment will be front and center at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, slated for Aug. 13-15 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs in Ferguson Township, Centre County.

July 26, 2019

Penn State University Press will showcase an array of books that highlight Pennsylvania’s history and natural environment at Ag Progress Days, to be held Aug. 13-15 in Pennsylvania Furnace.

The Pasto Museum's exhibits, programs, demonstrations and tours provide an understanding of local and regional history, where food comes from, and the inventions and technology that have made food production possible on a large scale.   Image: Penn State
July 24, 2019

The demonstration of the Pasto Agricultural Museum's 1905 Panama O.K. Hay Press will highlight the historical facility's offerings at Ag Progress Days, Aug. 13-15.

Donors and bidders to the museum's annual Silent Auction make it possible for the facility to connect the science and history of agriculture to the present day for 10,000 museum visitors annually.    Image: Penn State
July 23, 2019

The silent auction held by the Pasto Agricultural Museum during Ag Progress Days has been an annual event for many years, but this year the proceeds from the fundraiser will be put to a novel use, according to Museum Curator Rita Graef.

July 19, 2019

Visitors to the Farm Safety Demonstration Area at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 13-15, can learn aboutthe hazards of flowing grain in confined-space grain storages and how to avoid and respond to entrapment risks.

July 19, 2019

Spotted lanternflies, invasive plant diseases, robots in agriculture and education, and foreign animal diseases will be among the topics highlighted in displays and presentations at the College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building and Theatre during Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 13-15.

During Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Penn State Extension food safety specialists and Master Food Preservation volunteers will provide research-based information and hands-on activities demonstrating how to store and preserve food safely.   Image: Penn State
July 9, 2019

In today’s busy world, it can be challenging to find time to spend with family. This year, the Family Room Building at Penn State's Ag Progress Days will offer a variety of interactive displays that will get visitors thinking about the overall health and wellness of themselves and their families.

July 9, 2019

The 4-H Youth Building at Ag Progress Days will be brimming with new activities designed to excite kids of all ages, according to organizers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, who said many of the displays will highlight animal science projects.

Visitors on the High Tunnel Tour view artichokes growing in a high tunnel during a prior year's Ag Progress Days expo.   Image: Penn State
July 9, 2019

Visitors at Penn State's annual Ag Progress Days expo — to be held this year Aug. 13-15 — will have an opportunity to get a closer view of the agricultural and conservation-related research conducted at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center by taking free bus tours covering portions of the more than 2,000-acre facility.

A new addition to the Equine Experience at Ag Progress Days this year is Bear Hill Horse Logging, which specializes in low-impact timber management, selective harvests and wetlands logging.    Image: Steve Perrine
July 1, 2019

The Equine Experience at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days is a highlight for equestrians of all ages and disciplines. During the three-day event, Aug. 13-15, visitors can attend breed demonstrations and clinics, interact with Penn State Equine Science faculty and staff, and learn more about horse health and care.