Town Hall Session with College of Ag Sciences Dean Troy Ott and Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding

Tuesday, August 13, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: Red Barn Annex

Link to Register Online for the Zoom Session: https://psu.zoom.us/j/94081326471

Please join us at Ag Progress Days on August 13 for a Town Hall Session with College of Ag Sciences Dean Troy Ott and Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. They will discuss the current state of Pennsylvania agriculture, including emerging issues and opportunities, with a focus on the implications of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in dairy. A question and answer session will take place after opening remarks.

Farm Progression Planning Panel Discussion- PA Department of Agriculture

Tuesday, August 13, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Red Barn Annex

The PA Department of Agriculture and partners discuss resources, support and why Farm Progression Planning is important for PA agriculture's future.

Joint Informational Meeting of the House and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committees

Wednesday, August 14, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Red Barn Annex

This meeting is open to the public, as space permits. Topic to be confirmed. 

Exploring Funding Opportunities for Ag & Small
Businesses with USDA REAP Grant

Wednesday, August 14, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Red Barn Annex

Join us for an insightful webinar hosted by the Penn State Small Business Development
Center (SBDC) Agriculture Center of Excellence (Ag COE) in partnership with the
Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP). This webinar aims to empower
Pennsylvania Agricultural Producers and Small Businesses seeking guidance, support,
and funding opportunities.

Farmers' Insight: Adapting and Thriving with Climate-Smart Practices in Agriculture

Wednesday, August 14, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Farm Family Learning Center


Please join us for a panel discussion between industry leaders and Pennsylvanian farmers exploring climate-smart farming practices and their practical applications on Pennsylvania farmland. This session will also cover legislative topics related to climate provisions in the upcoming reauthorization of the farm bill.

Farm Bill Forum with Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson, Chairman of U.S. House Committee on Agriculture

Wednesday, August 14, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: College Exhibits Building Theater Area

This public event will be hosted by Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson of Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District and Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture. He will provide attendees with the latest updates from Washington, D.C. and highlight the Committee's work to reauthorize the Farm Bill. After, attendees are encouraged to participate in a Q&A

Cultivating PA's Ag Tech and Robotics Ecosystem

Wednesday, August 14, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Red Barn Annex

Join Team Pennsylvania and the College of Ag Sciences Technology for Agriculture and Living Systems Initiative, along with professionals from the robotics, tech fields, and agriculture for an enlightening panel discussion. Topics will include an overview of Southwest Pennsylvania's Tech and Robotics ecosystem and provide insights from agriculture industry experts on the current and future roles of technology and automation. 

PDA Century Farm Awards Ceremony

Thursday, August 15, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Farm Family Learning Center

Recognizing farms celebrating 100 years in 2024. 

Organic Farming Opportunities

Thursday, August 15, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: College Exhibits Building Theater Area

Member organizations will present on different topics related to Organic Farming. 

Join the Rodale Institute, TeamAg, Pennsylvania Certified Organic, Penn State extension, and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for a discussion about what is involved in transitioning to USDA certified organic and the abundance of free services available to assist producers in Pennsylvania. Come with questions or just come to listen and learn. Topics to be addressed: PA Preferred Organic™; technical support for transitioning to organic certification; agronomic, financial, marketing, and regulatory consulting provided for farmers transitioning to organic production; The Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP), and Organic Study Circles.

Risk Management: Protection for Your Farm and Future

Thursdays, August 15, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Farm Family Learning Center

The PA Department of Agriculture Business and Risk Mgmt. Specialist will host a informational presentation.

2024 Event Information

Dates

August 13, Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
August 14, Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
August 15 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

2024 Event Information

Dates

August 13, Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
August 14, Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
August 15 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