Pennsylvania’s largest outdoor agricultural exposition, Ag Progress Days will take place from August 13-15 at Rock Springs. Held at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center, the annual event attracts nearly 45,000 attendees. Spread across 80 acres dedicated to crops and machinery exhibitions, with another 55 acres featuring indoor and outdoor exhibits from 400 companies, Ag Progress Days is Pennsylvania’s signature outdoor event for the farming community.
The 2013 Ag Progress Days will unveil three new agricultural resource centers, joint ventures of Penn State and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, focused on food safety, animal care, and plant health.
BBI’s Gerry Winters, territory sales manager for the Northeast, and Lee Kilpatrick, the company’s director of sales and marketing, will attend this year’s show. Winters and Kilpatrick are proud to join BBI’s partner dealer in the area, Agri-Service of Hagerstown, Maryland at the event. Richard Strite of Agri-Service will be on-hand to educate area farmers about the benefits of BBI’s lines of precision applicators for fertilizer and lime, as well as litter and other organic materials.
Endurance, BBI’s line of spreaders aimed at the litter market, will feature in the Agri-Service booth at this year’s edition of Ag Progress Days. A hydraulic spreader offered in pull-type and truck-mount variations, Endurance is the industry leader in cost-in use. Endurance achieves greater and faster return on investment for farmers through variable rate technology, with all models featuring BBI’s proprietary Binary Manifold, an ISOBUS-based platform for connecting with all leading precision ag electronics suites.
Endurance also reduces fuel consumption and application time by 50 percent over competitor litter applicators.
“Gerry and I are excited to join Richard Strite and Agri-Service at this year’s Penn State Ag Progress Days,” stated Kilpatrick. “Pennsylvania is a national leader in the production of corn and other grains, as well as dairy products and many fruits and vegetables. These farmers deserve the best equipment as they feed the East Coast. Richard and the team at Agri-Service are exemplary in their commitment to serving this leading farming community from their Hagerstown location.”
For more information on Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, visit the show website at http://agsci.psu.edu/apd.