Scenes from Ag Progress Days 2016

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Ag Progress Days had something for everyone from farm equipment demonstrations, to livestock advice and more.

Ag Progress Days was a place to learn about the latest agricultural technologies and the research Penn State University has been working on during the three day show Aug. 16-18, at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center.

Oberheim honored

During the Government/Industry Day Luncheon, Aug. 17, Rick Roush, dean of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, presented retiring Ag Progress Days Manager Bob Oberheim with a token of appreciation for all his hard work.
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Oberheim honored

During the Government/Industry Day Luncheon, Aug. 17, Rick Roush, dean of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, presented retiring Ag Progress Days Manager Bob Oberheim with a token of appreciation for all his hard work.
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Dairy industry update

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding addressed the House and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committees with remarks on the current dairy industry in Pennsylvania during a joint informational meeting at Ag Progress Days, Aug. 17.
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Dairy industry update

A panel of House and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee members gathered to hear concerns from the public relating to general dairy issues and House Bill 1265 during Ag Progress Days, Aug. 17.
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Scoping out the latest and greatest

This group stopped to check out a combine during Ag Progress Days.
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Discussing equipment

Lots of conversation about equipment and big decision to be made.
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Jousting demo

Ag Progress Days truly has something for everyone including a heavy armor jousting demonstration in the horse arena.
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Miss America and the Pennsylvania State FFA officer team

Miss America Betty Cantrell made a special appearance at the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau building at Ag Progress Days, Aug. 16, to share her initiative in teaching kids about healthy choices and learning where there food comes from. Here she poses with the Pennsylvania State FFA officer team, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President Rick Ebert (left) and Penn State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences Dean Rick Roush (right).
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Meeting Miss America

During Miss America Betty Cantrell’s visit to Ag Progress Days, Cantrell played an educational game of hopscotch with children. After hopping down a path, Cantrell asked each child an agriculture trivia question and then posed for pictures.
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A picture with Miss America pose

Samuel Fuentes, Gabriela Fuentes of Manassas, Virginia, and Levi Lonzendorfer of Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania, pose for a picture with Miss America. Susan Fuentes said she has been coming to Ag Progress Days since she was a little kid and now brings her own children.
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Press conference with Miss America

Miss America Betty Cantrell, talked with attendees at Ag Progress Days about her platform: Healthy children, strong America, during Ag Progress Days, Aug. 16.
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Miss America is "very pretty"

Miss America, Betty Cantrell asks Gabriela Fuentes a trivia question about agriculture. Fuentes said she was excited to meet Miss America and that she is “very pretty.”
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Main street

The streets of Ag Progress Days quickly began to fill on the first day. Even the heat and rain showers couldn't keep people away.
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Walk on main street

The streets of Ag Progress Days quickly began to fill on the first day. Even the heat and rain showers couldn't keep people away.
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Tractors on display

There was plenty of equipment to take in during Ag Progress Days.
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Can you identify these weeds?

Ag Progress Days offers a variety of opportunities for learning including this troublesome weed station in conservation building on the grounds.
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