Penn State’s Ag Progress Days is back with a wide range of activities, exhibits

August 2, 2021

After a year-long postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Penn State’s Ag Progress Days is back with a full schedule of demonstrations, activities and learning for all ages. The expo begins Aug. 10 and continues through Aug. 12 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs in Ferguson Township, Centre County.

Ag Progress Days attendees can gain insight into agricultural issues and policy

July 30, 2021

Visitors at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 10-12, will have opportunities to learn about issues and policies affecting Pennsylvania agriculture as well as governmental services and programs that may help them address production or economic challenges. A variety of planned events and exhibits will feature representatives from state and federal agencies, state legislators and cabinet officials, and a federal lawmaker.

Saddle up! The Equine Experience is back at Ag Progress Days

July 20, 2021

The Equine Experience at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days is a summer destination for equestrians of all ages. During the three-day event, Aug. 10–12, visitors can attend demonstrations, interact with Penn State equine science faculty and staff, and learn more about horse health and care.

Ag Progress Days exhibits focus on animal and plant diseases, invasive pests

July 19, 2021

Infectious and vector-borne animal and plant diseases, vaccination issues surrounding COVID-19, and the spread of the invasive spotted lanternfly will take center stage in displays and presentations at the College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building and Theatre during Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 10-12.

'Sowing the Seeds for the Future' at Ag Progress Days 4-H Youth Building

July 19, 2021

From plant science to animal science, 4-H has something for everyone, and the 4-H Youth Building at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, Aug. 10–12, will introduce kids of all ages to the many facets of 4-H, according to organizers in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Penn State agricultural research highlighted on Ag Progress Days tours

July 16, 2021

A variety of research and educational programs related to agriculture and natural resources will be in the spotlight on several tours to be offered during Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 10-12 at Rock Springs.

Helping pollinators highlighted at Ag Progress Days Yard and Garden Area

July 15, 2021

The benefits of creating pollinator-friendly landscapes is a focus of the Yard and Garden Area this year at Ag Progress Days, Aug. 10-12.

Learn about food, families and health in the Family Room at Ag Progress Days

July 14, 2021

Did you set a goal to focus on your health in 2021? If you said yes or are looking for healthy, family-friendly meal ideas, be sure to stop by the Family Room Building at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days Aug. 10-12.

Ag Progress Days to feature crop exhibits, wildlife displays and hay contest

July 14, 2021

A wide variety of crop management, wildlife and conservation education, as well as the signature hay show, will take place in and around the J.D. Harrington Crops, Soils and Conservation Building during Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 10-12.

ATV rollovers the focus of Ag Progress Days farm-safety and health demos

July 14, 2021

Visitors to the Farm Safety Demonstration Area at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 10-12, can learn about ATV rollover dangers.

Pasto Ag Museum at Ag Progress Days to explore intersection of science, history

July 12, 2021

Visitors to the Pasto Agricultural Museum during Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, Aug. 10-12, can explore the intersection of science and history.

Machinery demonstrations, exhibits are a draw for Ag Progress Days visitors

July 9, 2021

The latest trends in agricultural technology and equipment will be on display at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, slated for Aug. 10-12 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs in Centre County.

Penn State's Ag Progress Days expo returns, in-person, Aug. 10-12

June 18, 2021

After Penn State's 2020 Ag Progress Days was canceled and shifted to an entirely virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania's largest outdoor agricultural expo is poised to return as an in-person event, Aug. 10-12 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, Centre County.

Ag Progress Days online expo features live webinars, virtual tours, education

July 30, 2020

The novel coronavirus pandemic will not stop Penn State's 2020 Ag Progress Days — scheduled for Aug. 9-12 — from providing educational activities, research tours and commercial interactions, even as the event shifts to a virtual format due to COVID-19 restrictions, according to organizers in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Penn State's Ag Progress Days expo cancelled in wake of coronavirus pandemic

June 1, 2020

Penn State's 2020 Ag Progress Days exposition, which was scheduled for Aug. 11-13, has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, organizers in the College of Agricultural Sciences announced.

Government leaders to take the pulse of industry, public at Ag Progress Days

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 provides glimpse into science of agriculture

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.

Yard and Garden Area at Ag Progress Days expands offerings

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.

Commercial exhibits, machinery demos are focal point of Ag Progress Days

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.

Penn State University Press to showcase new books at Ag Progress Days

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.

Pasto Ag Museum to feature horse-powered hay press at Ag Progress Days

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.

Pasto Museum's silent auction to fund new 'AgSci' curriculum

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.

Flowing grain hazards the focus of Ag Progress Days farm safety and health demos

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.

Ag Progress Days spotlights spotted lanternflies, plant diseases, robots in ag

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.

Family Room at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days emphasizes family time

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.

Animal science takes spotlight at 4-H Youth Building at Ag Progress Days

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.

Ag Progress Days tours showcase a variety of Penn State agricultural research

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.

'Hoof it on out' to the Equine Experience at Ag Progress Days, Aug. 13-15

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.

2021 Event Information

Dates

August 10, Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
August 11, Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
August 12 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

2021 Event Information

Dates

August 10, Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
August 11, Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
August 12 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