What began in 1948 with 37 boys exhibiting sheep and swine has grown into an expansive show with opportunities for FFA members from more than 200 chapters across the state to participate in livestock and non-livestock competitions. Special programs and exhibit highlights will commemorate the State Fair’s partnership with FFA.
Exhibitions displayed throughout the fair include agriculture technology and crops in the Agriculture Horticulture Building; landscape design & construction showcased on the east side of the CHS Miracle of Birth Center; and new this year – agricultural interactive exhibits/demonstrations at the FFA Chapter House & Leadership Center at select times. Competitions held Sept. 2 to 5 include beef & dairy cattle, swine, sheep, meat goats, judging contests and safe tractor operation.
Most FFA competitions are held at the Livestock Complex area and the Agriculture Horticulture Building. Additional programs are held at the CHS Miracle of Birth Center and the FFA Chapter House & Leadership Center.
Minnesota FFA is a statewide organization with programs that prepare members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. mnffa.org