4-H members participated in country ham 4-H project
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This year we had 14 4-H members participate in the country ham 4-H project. All exhibited their hams at the Trigg County Country Ham Show, October 9, during that ham festival.

That night the top five 4-H country hams were auctioned off, with proceeds going to the country ham project members and the Trigg County 4-H council.

Trigg County Farm Bureau, Fourshee building supply and Scott Bridges bought the Grand Champion country ham which was produced by Gabriel Nolcox for $1600. The reserve champion ham, produced by Elizabeth Torian was purchased by Bank of Cadiz, Lawrence Brother Farms and Carver Oil Company for $1100. The 3rd place ham, produced by Matthew Skinner was purchased by Seven Springs farms, Farm Credit Services, and Dr. Buddy Ray for $700.

The 4th place ham, produced by Taylor Gray was purchased by Trigg County Realty and Trigg County Judge Executive Stan Humphries for $400. The 5th place ham, produced by Jessica Stewart was purchased by West Kentucky Livestock Market and Pound Family Chiropractic for $300. Thanks to all who bought country hams!

Other 4-H members participating in the project in 2010 were: Maya Bridges, Ellen, Emily & Sarah Shipley, Kayce Stewart, Robyn Wadlington, Stephen & Lydia Humphries, and Benson Stallons.

It is again time to sign up for the ham project. The deadline for youth interested in participating in the 4-H country ham contest at the 2011 show is Friday, Dec. 3. An entry fee of $55 per youth is required, which includes the purchase of two hams.

To participate in the 2011 country ham project or for more information, contact Janeen Tramble at the Trigg Cooperative Extension Service, 522-3269 or jtramble@uky.edu.

Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national origin.

This press release was submitted by Janeen Tramble, Trigg County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development.
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