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Agriculture still a big deal at the Big E

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WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -

It's one of the top excursions for a 4-H'er; going to the Eastern States Exposition or "Big E," a 17-day long fair in West Springfield, Mass.

"A lot of these 4-H'ers will not become professional, but this is probably one of the top goals that they set," said Mary Fay of Vermont 4-H.

"It's an accomplishment to get here. You have to submit an application to begin with," said Meaghan Hughes of Jericho.

Hughes, 17, is celebrating her last year in 4-H with the Big E experience.

"I've learned so much about life skills and really good quality of life, learn how to interact with people in a positive way," she said.

A club and a horse show teaching valuable life experiences.

"It's a horse show on a whole different scale," Hughes said. "You compete with people from all different states. It's incredible."

Click here for more on the Big E.

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