Canceled – Ag Progress Days
August 11, 2020 – August 13, 2020
Penn State’s 2020 Ag Progress Days exposition, which was scheduled for August 11-13, has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The 45th Ag Progress Days Show has been rescheduled for August 10-12, 2021, so mark your calendars!
While difficult, the decision was made out of an abundance of caution to protect the health and safety of exhibitors, attendees, and staff and is consistent with the direction taken by other major Centre County, Pennsylvania, events this summer. It presently complies with Governor Tom Wolf’s order that prohibits, until further notice, gatherings of more than 250 people. Although many areas of the state and country are beginning to reopen, the prospect of inviting up to 50,000 people coming from all over PA and out of state, poses too much of a risk given how easily this virus spreads. With the uncertainty of what the situation will look like in August, we don’t want to do anything that could lead to further restrictions being placed on businesses and schools, here and elsewhere. After speaking with many exhibitors and with the facts we know as of today, we wanted to make a decision as soon as possible to minimize the expenses exhibitors might have incurred in planning to exhibit at the event.
As an essential life-supporting industry, agriculture is critical to our economy and to the health of our citizens. Given the industry’s importance and it’s loyal support of Ag Progress Days, we want to support our exhibitors. Those who have contracted for their space in 2020, may also move their reservation to the 2021 show (August 10,11, and 12). Email notifications were sent Monday, June 1 to company contacts with information on next steps. We continue to explore opportunities for increasing exposure of our exhibitors to our audience from our interactive map and future virtual programming.
Exhibitors may contact our office staff at 814-865-2081 or email@example.com as we will be available between 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. EST, Monday thru Friday, if you have additional questions.