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Visitors learn about agricultural soil and water conservation practices on a tour during Ag Progress Days in 2016.
July 18, 2018

Pennsylvania's growing brewing industry generates $1.9 billion for the state's economy, and that also means increased demand for locally grown hops. Beer enthusiasts, brewers and farmers looking for a new source of income can learn about hops production and varieties by taking the Hops Research and Hopyard Tour during Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 14-16.

The Silent Auction is the Pasto Museum's biggest fundraiser, helping to support programming and exhibits that serve museum visitors. Funds raised in the 2018 Silent Auction will be spent to bring video touchscreen technology to the museum experience. Auction donations will be accepted through Aug. 13, the Monday before Ag Progress Days.
July 17, 2018

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.

Equipment used to cover vegetable beds with plastic mulch will be on display at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 14-16.
July 6, 2018

Farmers looking to diversify by growing and marketing vegetables can get a good look at the equipment needed to launch a successful vegetable operation by attending Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 14-16. A new vegetable demonstration area will show visitors the latest equipment for planting, harvesting and irrigation.

At the Kids' Climb, on Main Street near the Equine Exhibits Building, children can don safety equipment and harnesses and climb a tree like a professional arborist.
July 3, 2018

Expressive arts activities, a butterfly tent and wildlife exhibits are just a few of the many events planned for young people and their families at Ag Progress Days, Aug. 14-16.

Field demonstrations are always popular at Ag Progress Days.
June 29, 2018

For those interested in the latest and greatest in agricultural innovation and technology, Penn State's Ag Progress Days is a must-see destination.

"Veggie Fest!" is one of the interactive displays planned for children and families at Ag Progress Days, Aug. 14-16, 2018.
June 28, 2018

Cooking demonstrations, food preservation lessons and first-aid safety tips are just a few of the many interactive activities that will take place in the Family Room at Ag Progress Days, Aug. 14-16.

Jesse Darlington Jr. has been named manager of Ag Progress Days.
December 15, 2017

Jesse Darlington Jr., who has served as interim manager of Penn State's Ag Progress Days exposition since November 2016, has been named to the position on a standing basis.

Penn State's Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center, located along state Route 45 at Rock Springs, is a hub for cutting-edge research and education conducted by the College of Agricultural Sciences, and the site of Ag Progress Days (lower left).
August 9, 2017

Penn State's Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center, located along state Route 45 at Rock Springs, is a hub for cutting-edge research and innovative education conducted by the College of Agricultural Sciences, and is also the location of the annual Ag Progress Days expo.

Visitors to Ag Progress Days can see equipment demonstrations, animals, research tours, garden exhibits, health and safety exhibits and much more.
August 8, 2017

Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 15-17, will offer fun and educational activities for adults, children and families, while providing agricultural producers with valuable knowledge to improve their farm businesses.

August 3, 2017

If you have an interest in learning about or influencing laws, regulations, policies and government programs related to agriculture, food and natural resources, Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 15-17, will present opportunities to do just that. A variety of events and exhibits will feature state and federal agencies, state legislators, state cabinet secretaries, a congressman and the governor of Pennsylvania.

The mission of the Pasto Agricultural Museum is to provide the public with an understanding and appreciation for early agriculture and rural life, especially in Pennsylvania and the northeastern United States. The facility's collection can be enjoyed in air-conditioned comfort Aug. 15-17 during Ag Progress Days.
August 2, 2017

Visitors to Penn State's Pasto Agricultural Museum always have been encouraged to think about what it was like to be a farm family member in the distant past, but a special exhibit to be unveiled at Ag Progress Days will ask them to ponder what an old-time farmer thought about each day, and then compare that to what today's farmer thinks about every day.

As gardening enthusiasts have come to expect, attendees to the Lawn and Garden Area can get advice and information on flower arranging, growing herbs, square-foot gardening, hydroponics, pollinators and creating habitat for bees and butterflies, high-tunnels, and potato varieties. Experts, including Penn State Master Gardeners, will be on hand to answer questions about gardening and landscaping.
August 1, 2017

Flowers from variety trials at Penn State's Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center and tips on how to use "fertigation" in the garden will be among new features offered this year at the Yard and Garden Area at Ag Progress Days, Aug. 15-17.

July 28, 2017

No matter where Pennsylvanians live, virtually all citizens have a role to play in protecting the state's critical water resources. Visitors to the College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building and Theater at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 15-17, can learn how they can contribute to keeping water clean, safe and abundant.

Aimed at both youths and adults, 30-minute hay hole and skid steer blind spot demonstrations will take place at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 15-17.
July 25, 2017

Visitors to the Farm Safety Demonstration Area at Penn State's 2017 Ag Progress Days can learn how to reduce the risk of childhood injuries due to falls from hay holes and runover incidents involving skid steers.

At A-Maze-N-Corn, kids and adults can spend time wandering a giant corn maze. It's one of the many events that will take place during Ag Progress Days.
July 19, 2017

A hay competition, natural resources displays, wildlife exhibits, and crop management education are just a few of the many activities that will take place during Penn State's Ag Progress Days.