Preparations underway for Penn State's Ag Progress Days

Written by Craig Layne and Radio Pennsylvania | Jul 29, 2013 3:40 AM

(State College) -- Preparations are underway for the state's largest outdoor farming exhibition, which begins next month.

The annual "Ag Progress Days" in Centre County feature more than 480 exhibitors with everything from the latest farming machinery to antique tractors.

Event Manager Bob Oberheim says exhibits at the three-day gathering at Rock Springs covers a wide range of agriculture activities.

"We've got an excellent forestry tour this year. It's expanded," Oberheim says. "The general research tours are very diverse this year. There's something for everyone, so it should be one of our best shows."

Oberheim says roughly two-thirds of the expected 45,000 attendees work in the agriculture industry.

The show is sponsored by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and is held at the 2,100-acre Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center.

The expo runs from August 13 through 15.

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