Plan now to join FFA members at the Little Hands on the Farm exhibit at the Utah State Fair during September 6-16, 2012. FFA state officers worked hard during the summer to plan and prepare this exhibit. Two FFA chapters per day will provide 10 members each to run this outstanding display.
FFA members anticipate that this year approximately 20,000 Little Farm Hands and their families will visit the exhibit and experience life on the farm, and learn the importance of agriculture in a fun interactive way. (This interactive experience is especially for children ages 2 to 10.) From planting seeds, to harvesting crops, to milking a cow (a friendly fiberglass cow), to gathering eggs, to selling their goods at market, children will learn where food comes from and the process it takes to get it from the farm to the grocery store.
The Little Hands on the Farm experience is included with gate admission and can be found west of the arena. The exhibit is open each day from at 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
In addition to the Little Hands on the Farm exhibit, the FFA Association has numerous agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, and livestock exhibits throughout the 10 days of the Fair. FFA students from across Utah will compete in the following events:
4-H and FFA Junior Livestock Show
Junior Livestock Market animals weigh in the week of September 10 and show on the following schedule:
- Dairy Cattle – Saturday, September 8 at 10:00 a.m.
- Swine – Thursday, September 13 at 5:30 p.m.
- Market Lambs – Friday, September 14 at 12:00 p.m.
- Market Steers – Friday, September 14 at 9:00 a.m.
- Beef, Sheep, Swine, Goat, Poultry, and Rabbit Shows.
FFA Horticulture / Crops
Display judged on Friday, September 7 at 8:00 a.m.
This exhibit is located in the Exhibits Building #18. Agricultural Education students from around the state bring the best from their home gardens, truck farms and orchards to display at the Utah State Fair. This exhibit is open to the public throughout the Fair.
FFA Agricultural Mechanics
Display judged on Friday, September 7 at 11:00 a.m.
This exhibit is located in front of the Livestock Showring Building. The exhibit features trailers built by the Agricultural Systems and Technology students in Utah high school agriculture programs. This display is open to the public throughout the Fair.
Jr. Livestock Auction
Saturday, September 15 at 2:00 p.m. in the Livestock Showring
Register to bid on 4-H/FFA raised livestock. Auction begins at 2:00 p.m. in the Livestock Showring. Help youth develop responsibility, gain knowledge and skill in livestock production, and become contributing members of society. You will be making an investment in their future!
Utah State Fair
September 6 – September 16, 2012
Sunday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.