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4-H Country Ham Project

            It’s that time of year once again, time to start getting ready for the colder weather. It’s also the perfect time to jump on the opportunity of participating in the 2020 4-H Country Ham Project.

             In addition to the curing process, youth must complete six hours of training in learning about hams, curing meats, etc. to be eligible to submit their ham to the State Fair. This training provides 4-H’ers with insight about the history of country ham production and marketing the country ham industry. Youth will also give a 3-5 minute presentation at the KY State Fair in August 2020.

             The deadline for youth interested in participating in the 4-H Country Ham Project is Friday, December 20th. An entry fee of $60 per youth is required, which includes the purchase of two hams and the ham contract that can be picked up at the Butler County Extension Office. Adults may also purchase a country ham for $40.

                  For more information, contact the Butler County Extension Office at 102 Parkway Lane, Morgantown or call 526-3767.


Educational programs of Kentucky Cooperative Extension serve all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.

Lloyd G. Saylor, County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development




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