2023 Country Ham Project Registration is NOW OPEN!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!


Important information for the 2023 Project Year! Please read all information!


  • 4-H Country Ham Project Club Meeting Dates:

    • Feb. 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, (August 10- this will be Sales, Marketing & Communications workshop)
    • This will be how 4-H youth get their education hours, mark these dates on your calendars!
    • Field trips may be offered as well!

  • Kentucky State Fair & Speech Requirement

    • 4-H Youth will be required to give a speech at the KSF on August 17, 2023
    • Please hold this date and be prepared to spend the day at the KSF.
    • State Fair Details for Speech Day- coming soon!

Youth are required to give a 3-5 minute presentation at the KY State Fair on August 18, 2022.

Giving a 3-5-minute presentation at KY State Fair on the required topic:

Junior (Born 2013– 2009); Discuss the history of the country ham.  Country ham is considered a Southeastern food, but that was not always the case.  Before mechanical refrigeration, salting food was a common preservation method.  Discuss the history of the country ham and how it became part of Kentucky’s food heritage. 

 

Senior (Born 2004 – 2008); Discuss the pests that infest country hams and how to control them.  Country hams are susceptible to various pests; identify those pests and discuss the various ways the pests can be controlled and/or eliminated.

Please note – ALL SENIOR’S PRESENTATIONS MUST BE AT LEAST 2 MINUTES LONG OR THEY WILL BE DIS-QUALIFIED AND HAMS FORFIETED.


  • Show & Sale Eligibility

    • In order to be elegible to sell your ham at Show & Sale in September, 4-H youth will need to complete additional requirements. (see documents below)
    • Show & Sale Eligilbility Forms can be found below:
      • Checklist of Requirements
      • Intent to Sale Form
      • Photo Upload for Show & Sale Link
    • Show & Sale 2023
      • Date: September 2023 TBD
      • Location: Ard Ridge Cattle Company in Nancy, KY