September 16th our school's FFA took a field trip to the Utah State Fair in Salt Lake City. They got to see many animals including, goats, sheep, cows, bunnies, and the strangest animal of all; the emu. The emu is the second largest bird in the world and comes from Australia. Some members of FFA described it as looking like a large ostrich.
Besides looking at animals, there were carnival rides to experience, and souvenir shops where students could spend a little money. There were also contests where students could take their animals to be judged. After the judging, they could receive awards for their animals or sell them.
A few other interesting things were reported by students who attended. “They had REALLY big funnel cakes,” Kenny VanAusdal tells us.
There was also a giant robot and a person who dressed up geese in different costumes. Finally, there was an alligator that looked like it was glass. Whether or not it was glass is still up for debate