Farm Show: It's Your Time

The big blue It’s Your Time symbolizes the efforts taken on the part of faculty and staff at Penn State and in the College of Agricultural Sciences to make sure prospective students and their families understand the scope and depth of academic programs and careers. Farm Show makes it possible for us to talk to a lot of people. If you are thinking about college it will be worth it to stop and talk with one of the staff from the Office of Undergraduate Education. They will be at the exhibit all week and would love to talk. All week there will be presentations and talks that will cover a lot of what the college has to offer a student. The link below will let you download a schedule of activities.


It’s pretty cool to see your work big. Garo is holding one of the panels for the exhibit, a photo of Austin, an Ag Sciences student majoring in Environmental Resource Management. I shoot a lot of pictures of students for use in publications, exhibits, and Web sites to help tell the story of the college. There is no single image that adequately describes something as wildly diverse as the agricultural sciences. Plants, animals, human health, bioenergy production, robotics, the list could go on and on and the opportunities for making photographs seems endless to me.

Putting together all the panels in this big metal grid is not as easy as it would appear. Lots of coaxing and careful trimming of the panels is necessary. I only saw the mallet and crowbar appear a few times.

This was the first time I saw this particular structure assembled and I have to say I was impressed. I still remember the days when an 11x14 black and white print was considered pretty racy at Farm Show. I can’t wait to see it when the doors open tomorrow and the place fills up with people.

The final touches being attended to, plants added, the carpet still to be hit with the vacuum cleaner, the place is coming to life. Farm Show officially opens tomorrow, Saturday, January 10, 2009. Stop by and have a look.

It’s Your Time!


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