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4-H Country Ham Project

4-H Country Ham Project


Last chance to sign up for the 4-H Country Ham Project! Youth (ages 9-18 as of Jan. 1, 2015) who want to participate, and their parents, will have to sign contracts to be able to participate. Contracts are attached in the newsletter.  You will be provided materials to complete the project including the ham, place to store the hams, and the cure.  There will be monthly meetings where you will learn about country hams and preparation dates to cure your hams. You get fresh hams for a registration fee of $65.00.

If you are interested in participating in this project, please complete the 2015 Kentucky 4-H Country Ham Project contract form and the 2015 Fayette County 4-H Country Ham Project Agreement. Contact and Agreement is attached to the newsletter. Please mail or deliver the contract and agreement to Fayette County Extension Office with your $65 by December 9, 2014. Make checks payable to the Fayette County 4-H Council.

Monthly meetings will be held on at the Fayette County Extension office from 5:30-7:00 pm on 12/9/2014, 1/6/2015, 2/10/2015, 3/10/2015, 5/14/2015, and 6/23/2015. Preparation dates to cure the country hams are (TBD). 

For more information, contact Kristen Kirkland at 257-5582 or email:




Country Ham Project Registration Form


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