Farming Magazine - August, 2013


Ag Progress Days

August 13-15, Rock Springs, Pa.

Photos by Bob M. Montgomery Images,

Ag Progress Days, Pennsylvania's largest outdoor agricultural exposition, is held annually during three days in August. Scheduled for August 13-15 this year, Ag Progress Days features the latest technology and research exhibits, educational programs, and guided tours. Sponsored by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, the event is held at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, 9 miles southwest of State College, Pa., and is one of only three agricultural exhibitions in the country sponsored by a major university. The exhibits showcase the latest in Penn State research, as well as information on best management practices and changing regulations in the agricultural industry.

With over 400 exhibitors from 34 states and four provinces of Canada, there is something for everyone. Each year, farming families from across Pennsylvania and surrounding states attend this three-day event. Of the 45,000 expected attendees, over 60 percent are actively engaged in agriculture or related professions. Learn about the latest innovations in the agricultural industry and spend your day with Penn State Extension educators.

The event features over 80 acres for crops and machinery demonstrations and 55 acres for indoor and outdoor exhibits.


  • Field machinery and crops
  • Horse training and health
  • Home and farm safety
  • Gardening and beekeeping
  • Cooking and nutrition

Educational Presentations and Tours

  • Dairy, livestock and equine
  • Field and forage
  • Energy and environmental resources
  • Horticulture and landscaping
  • Entrepreneurship and business management
  • Wildlife

Interactive Events and Activities

  • Pasto Agricultural Museum
  • 4-H program opportunities
  • Health screenings and safety
  • "MyPlate" healthy meals
  • FFA activities

Youth and Family Fun

  • Friendly bugs, bunnies and baby chicks
  • Native wildlife exhibits
  • A-Maze-N Corn
  • Pedal go-kart derby
  • Kids' tree climb

Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 15. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call 814-865-2081, email or visit

AG CHOICE BUILDING (West 6th and Main St.)

Ag Progress Days

2013 Ag Progress Days Corn Plots