General Information, Directions & Parking

Information to prepare for your visit to the site includes general facility information, show hours, area travel resources, and directions.

Virtual Research Tours

Penn State Researchers, Extension Educators, and Faculty use the 2,200 acres of the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center for workshops, field days, and to study plants, pests, and production practices. Research and educational programs serve to advance our food and fiber systems, benefiting citizens of the Commonwealth and the World. For the 2020 Virtual Ag Progress Days Show this was developed as a supportive resource. For Ag Progress Days 2021, some in-person tours will be hosted again. Click on Research Tours on the right navigation for the list of in-person tours and times.

General Information

Specific information for attendees on facility policies, amenities, services, and locations of information booth, first aid, disability services, and ATM along with updates for the audience.

Various Russell L. Larson Farm Research Tours Virtually (at your leisure)

Sorry we couldn't host all the tours we had in the past, but you can visit the Virtual Research Tour website, where over 23 video's are arranged to allow you to visit each of the University-supported farms at the Rock Springs Facility and watch a short video on what's happening at the Research Farms and join the past Tours at Ag Progress Days

Animal Science and Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Discover the teaching, research, and extension presence behind the Animal Science and Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences programs.

Equine Experience

Penn State's Equine Science program features many events, exhibits, and demonstration. Visit the exhibitors at the Equine Building and watch exciting horse demonstrations in the Main Horse Arena daily (see Animal listings in the Events Calendar)

2021 APD Equine Schedule_Final 7.7.21(002).pdf

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Equine Experience

Penn State's Equine Science program features many events, exhibits, and a horseshoeing demonstration. Visit the exhibitors at the Equine Building and watch exciting horse demonstrations in the Main Horse Arena daily.

Yard and Garden Area

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners and experts from Penn State Cooperative Extension and the departments of horticulture, plant pathology and entomology give advice and help you solve your plant and pest problems.

Rural Health and Safety Tent

Visit the Rural Health and Safety Tent located at Demo Alley and W. 6th Street! There will be a health screening opportunity available each day for blood pressure readings! Education on eye protection and vision information is available this year. A personal protective equipment (PPE) will be available daily to earn one core pesticide credit.

4-H and Youth

4-H is a pathway to the Future -- all across the Commonwealth, in every county, 4-H is teaching us valuable skills that will carry with us into adulthood.

The Butterfly Tent

This year the butterfly tent will return to Ag Progress Days at the Yard and Garden Area on W. 11th Street. Learn about pollinator plants and native species, Painted Ladies. We want everyone to visit, but when indoors wear a mask to stay safe. Be careful not to let any butterflies leave with you... or it will spoil the fun.

Protecting Animal Health - Department of Animal Sciences, Poultry and Swine, Penn State Extension

The threat of the African Swine Fever or the Avian Flu are just some of the animal diseases to consider. Learn about the latest research and best practices for creating a preventive bio-security plans, recognizing symptoms, and managing the spread.

Portable Poultry Bedding Processor-SARE/ Warm Season Grasses

When August 12, 2021, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where Conservation Exhibit Area (CEA)

Demonstration of a portable bedding processor unit (funded by a SARE grant). The unit accepts switchgrass or other grass material. It moves through a chopper into a hammer mill, then goes into a trommel mill for dust removal. The processor contains all the components necessary to efficiently produce quality dust-free bedding.

Portable Poultry Bedding Processor-SARE/ Warm Season Grasses

When August 12, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where Conservation Exhibit Area (CEA)

Demonstration of a portable bedding processor unit (funded by a SARE grant). The unit accepts switchgrass or other grass material. It moves through a chopper into a hammer mill, then goes into a trommel mill for dust removal. The processor contains all the components necessary to efficiently produce quality dust-free bedding.

Portable Poultry Bedding Processor-SARE/ Warm Season Grasses

When August 11, 2021, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where Conservation Exhibit Area (CEA)

Demonstration of a portable bedding processor unit (funded by a SARE grant). The unit accepts switchgrass or other grass material. It moves through a chopper into a hammer mill, then goes into a trommel mill for dust removal. The processor contains all the components necessary to efficiently produce quality dust-free bedding.

Portable Poultry Bedding Processor-SARE/ Warm Season Grasses

When August 11, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where Conservation Exhibit Area (CEA)

Demonstration of a portable bedding processor unit (funded by a SARE grant). The unit accepts switchgrass or other grass material. It moves through a chopper into a hammer mill, then goes into a trommel mill for dust removal. The processor contains all the components necessary to efficiently produce quality dust-free bedding.

Portable Poultry Bedding Processor-SARE/ Warm Season Grasses

When August 10, 2021, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where Conservation Exhibit Area (CEA)

Demonstration of a portable bedding processor unit (funded by a SARE grant). The unit accepts switchgrass or other grass material. It moves through a chopper into a hammer mill, then goes into a trommel mill for dust removal. The processor contains all the components necessary to efficiently produce quality dust-free bedding.

Portable Poultry Bedding Processor-SARE/ Warm Season Grasses

When August 10, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where Conservation Exhibit Area (CEA)

Demonstration of a portable bedding processor unit (funded by a SARE grant). The unit accepts switchgrass or other grass material. It moves through a chopper into a hammer mill, then goes into a trommel mill for dust removal. The processor contains all the components necessary to efficiently produce quality dust-free bedding.

DC Updates from Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson, Rep. Leader. U.S. House of Agriculture Committee

When August 11, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where College Exhibits Building Theatre (CT)

This public event will be hosted by Congressman Thompson (PA-15) and is intended for outreach purposes on agricultural issues. To provide attendees with the latest updates and solutions the House Agriculture Committee is working on to address issues facing farmers in Pennsylvania and across the United States. After the presentation, attendees may participate in Q and A Session.

Garden Hotline - Ask a Master Gardener and Tours with Centre Co. Master Gardeners

When August 12, 2021, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where Yard and Garden Area (YG)

Garden Hotline - Ask a Master Gardener and Tours with Centre Co. Master Gardeners

When August 11, 2021, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where Yard and Garden Area (YG)

Garden Hotline - Ask a Master Gardener and Tours with Centre Co. Master Gardeners

When August 10, 2021, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where Yard and Garden Area (YG)

Smart Technology for Ag Health and Wellness

When August 11, 2021, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Where American National/Farm Family Learning Ctr (FF)

Solar Energy and Forest Carbon

When August 10, 2021, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Where American National/Farm Family Learning Ctr (F)

MASBio - Bioproducts from Biomass

When August 10, 2021, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where American National/Farm Family Learning Ctr (F)

Grass to Gas - A New Opportunity for On-Farm Biogas Production

When August 10, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where American National/Farm Family Learning Ctr (F)

The Role of Animal Vaccines and Vaccine Management in Agriculture

When August 12, 2021, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where College Exhibits Building Theatre (CT)

Purchasing Forms

All-in-One Transactions Form and Grocery Store Receipt Form

Insect Pests - Trap Count Data

Weekly update information on trap counts for Codling Moth, Obliquebanded Leafroller, Oriental Fruit Moth, Redbanded Leafroller, Spotted Tentiform Leafminer, and Tufted Apple Bud Moth.