4-H at The Big E
The 4-H programs are a huge part of The Big E’s agricultural showcase. Over 3,000 youth ages 12-18 participate annually at the Fair. The Big E offers the opportunity to display their work from the past year for all of New England to see. The Big E hosts Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Dairy Goat, Sheep, Dog and Horse programs. Youth who participate in the programs live on the grounds for three to four days to participate in competitions and other fun activities.
|Massachusetts 4-H Fashion Review in the New England Center|
4-H at The Big E is a joint effort between Eastern States Exposition and the Cooperative Extension Systems of the New England States. Together these organizations motivate and recognize the achievements of 4-H members and educate the general public about the 4-H educational efforts.
FFA at The Big E
FFA helps students develop their potential for leadership, personal growth and career success through agriculture education.
The Eastern Regional FFA Program consists of 18 states. Over 900 FFA Students from Rhode Island to Michigan compete at The Big E. Events that the students participate in are Floral Arrangement, Under the Harvest Moon & Landscape Exhibits and Conservation Gardens. In addition to these exhibits, each day in Farm-A-Rama an FFA chapter will be making corsages for fairgoers.
Saturday, FFA members participated in a number of competitions including, Dairy Cattle, Horse, Forestry, Floriculture, Safe Tractor/Equipment and Poultry competitions.
|2013 FFA Star Award Recipients|