Posted: December 2, 2022

Summer rain brings a welcome break to the dry summer at Penn State's Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center, along state Route 45 at Rock Springs.

Photo by Michael Houtz

Photo by Michael Houtz

Home to some of the world's premier research facilities, the 2,000-acre site is a hub for cutting-edge research and innovative education conducted by the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Here, scientists are leading transformative research efforts to address the pressing challenges and opportunities of our time--better food and farming for the health of society and the environment.

Current studies at this living laboratory focus on fruits, vegetables, grains, weeds, soil, insects, fish, water, and farming techniques.

The public is invited to learn about today's research and the agricultural innovations that have emerged from the research center at Ag Progress Days, Penn State Extension educational field days, and Pasto Agricultural Museum tours.