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Adair Co. 4-H Awards Banquet Ham Auction, Tue 22 Nov 2016

By Tony Rose, Adair Extension Agent for 4-H and Youth

The 2016 Adair County 4-H Program Awards Banquet will be start at 5:30pmCT and the 6th 4-H Country Ham Auction will follow the banquet at around 7pmCT, Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY.


All the hams that will be auctioned off have been produced by local 4-H youth who participated in the 2016 4-H Ham Project.

As part of the project each youth had to cure two country hams and these were placed in the Adair County 4-H Ham House in January.

Then in May the youth cleaned and placed the hams back in for aging. Next in August the youth cleaned their hams and entered them in the Kentucky State Fair.

As part of the project not only were the hams judge but each youth had to give a three to five minute speech on a topic about Country hams at the State Fair.

Proceeds from the ham auction will be divided as follows:

  • 80 percent of the total proceeds will be equally divided between the youth who auction off hams.
  • 10 percent of the total proceeds will go to a Country Ham scholarship. Each year a graduating senior who participates in the ham project may apply. Up to two $250.00 scholarship will be awarded.
  • 10 percent of total proceeds will go back to support the hams project for needed supplies, etc.
We hope you will help support our local 4-H youth by participating in our 6th 4-H Country Ham auction. Just show up just before 7pmCT, on November 22 to participate. Rumor has it that the hams are very tasty this year so don't miss out.

4-H Awards Banquet

The Adair County 4-H Awards Banquet and Ham Auction will be held on Tuesday, November 22 at 5:30 pm at Adair County Cooperative Extension Service located at 409 Fairground Street. Letters were sent out last week to all the award winners inviting them to the Banquet. Awards winners are asked to RSVP to our office by Monday, November 14, 2015, if you plan on attending.

--Tony Rose


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