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4-H Country Ham Project

4-H Country Ham Project

 

The 2015 4-H Country Ham project is getting ready to start and YOU are invited to participate!  This 8 month project allows members to take two raw hams and process them into a marketable item that can either be sold or eaten. This club will meet monthly to learn more about country hams and the local meat industry here in Lexington. At the end of this project, participants are required to present a 3-5 minute speech at the KY State Fair.  Winners at the State Fair could receive up to $750 for Grand Champions and $500 for Reserve. Fayette County 4-H Country Ham members are also eligible to sell their cured hams at the Fayette County 4-H/FFA Livestock and Ham
Project Sale in September.  Hams are housed at the Fayette County Extension Office in our ham house. The
project registration fee covers the cost of the member’s two hams.  All other materials needed to complete the project will be provided at no additional cost.  If you are interested in participating in this project, please attend the informational meeting on November 10th: 5:30-6:30 at the Extension Office. The remaining club meeting will
occur from 5:30-7:00 pm on December 9th, January 6th, February 10th, March 10th, May 14th, and June 23rd
Additional meetings will be held to cure the country hams, those dates will be provided at a later time. All
interested youth should fill out the Country Ham Enrollment Form and return it to the Fayette County Extension Office. For more information, contact Kristen Kirkland at the Fayette County Extension Office: 859-257-5582 or email kristen.kirkland@uky.edu.

 

 

Country Ham Project Registration Form

 

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