It’s been billed as one of the largest outdoor agriculture shows in the East, and when the gates open to the Penn State Ag Progress Days on Tuesday, thousands of spectators will understand why.
The three-day event begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Russell E. Larson Agriculture Research Center of state Route 45 near Rock Spring. The event is sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences.
More than 480 exhibitors and vendors will be on hand to demonstrate the latest in agricultural equipment, but the three-day event offers much more than just farm machines.
There are educational presentations, guided tours and interactive showcases for all ages.
Show manager Bob Oberheim said more than 42,000 people are expected to attend.
On tap are:
• Field machinery and crops
• Horse training and health
• Home and farm safety
• Cooking and nutrition
• Dairy, livestock and equine
• Field and forage
• Horticultural and landscaping
• Entrepreneurship and business management
• Pasto Agricultural Museum
• 4-H program opportunities
• Health screenings and safety
• FFA activities
• “MyPlate” healthy meals
• Friendly bugs, bunnies and baby chicks
• Native wildlife exhibits
• A-Maze-N Corn
• Pedal Go-Kart Derby
• Kids’ Tree Climb