Big E staying true to its agricultural roots

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Big E began as an agricultural fair nearly 100 years ago, and though it has grown to become famous for rides, parades, shopping, food, and entertainment, the Great New England State Fair remains close to its roots.

The Mallory Complex houses the animals that are influencing the career choices of young people. Twenty year-old Victoria Vendetta of Somers, Connecticut told 22News that she didn’t become that interested in animals until she entered the University of Connecticut, where she’s a member of the Dairy Club.

“Once I did join the Dairy Club, I gained a lot of friends that were into the same thing as me. And we all get along and it’s really nice to work with all the cows,” Vendetta said.

Victoria’s work with animals she helped bring to the Big E has convinced her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.

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