Intercom Online......June 29, 2000

Visitors to Ag Progress Days last year toured the Pasto
Agricultural Museum, which features more than 700
rare and unusual farm and household items dating back to the 1840s.

Photo: Greg Grieco

New attractions to be
featured at Ag Progress Days

Penn State is well known for its contributions to the science and technology that drive our food and fiber system. Some of the university's recent inventions and innovations will be on display at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 15-17.

Sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences, the event is held at Rock Springs, nine miles southwest of State College on Pa. Route 45, near the University Park campus.

There are new attractions planned for this year as well as numerous exhibits, tours and workshops that feature cutting-edge research and information. More than 325 commercial and noncommercial exhibitors also will be on hand to display the latest goods and services.

In addition, a variety of family and consumer-oriented attractions are planned, including family living exhibits and demonstrations, an expanded corn maze, cut flower beds and exhibits, storytelling, horse exhibitions, live animal and insect displays, lawn and garden advice and antiques exhibits.

The Pasto Agricultural Museum will hold a silent auction during Ag Progress Days to help generate funds to preserve the rich heritage of agriculture and rural living. Proceeds will benefit the Penn State Ag Alumni Endowment for the Pasto Agricultural Museum.

Donations for the auction catalogue will be accepted through June 30. For information and donor forms, call the museum office at (814) 863-1383. Items from individuals should have a minimum value of $50 and from companies, a $100 value.

Penn State's Ag Progress Days features more than 500 acres of educational and commercial exhibits, tours and machinery demonstrations. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday. Admission and parking are free.

For more information, call (800) PSU-1010 from July 10 to Aug. 17 or visit the Ag Progress Days site on the Web at

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