Ag Progress Days virtual town hall will address COVID-19 impact on agriculture

College of Agricultural Sciences Dean Rick Roush, foreground, and Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding will discuss COVID-19 impacts, lessons learned and next steps during a virtual town hall meeting Aug. 10. Credit: Pennsylvania Department of AgricultureAll Rights Reserved.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on agriculture in Pennsylvania will be the subject of an online town hall meeting at 2 p.m. Aug. 10, as part of Penn State's virtual Ag Progress Days exposition.

Hosted by Rick Roush, dean of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, and Russell Redding, state secretary of agriculture, the forum will cover the lessons learned from the pandemic to date and the next steps needed to recover from the crisis, which has caused significant disruptions to food and agricultural markets, supply chains, and workforces.

The virtual town hall is free to attend, but registration is required. Those who register also will have access to a recording of the town hall for future viewing. A link to the registration page can be found on the Ag Progress Days website at

Registered participants are invited to submit questions and discussion topics for Roush and Redding prior to the webinar. Details on how to submit questions will be provided in a confirmation email sent to registrants. The deadline for submitting questions is noon Sunday, Aug. 9.

Virtual Ag Progress Days, Aug. 9-12, will feature live, interactive webinars; virtual tours of the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center; videos highlighting research, educational programs and best practices in agriculture, natural resources, health and nutrition, and other topics; and opportunities to learn about and connect with the event's commercial exhibitors. More information is available on the Ag Progress Days website.


Last Updated July 31, 2020