Country ham opportunity for 4-Hers to show at state fair

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By Cathy Toole

  Young people can now register to participate in the Kentucky 4-H country ham project.

Kentucky ranks second in the United States in country ham production, and some people consider country ham one of the standard symbols of the state.

Kentucky 4-H began offering the country ham project in the 1990s with less than 40 participants the first year.

Now, nearly 800 youth from 65 counties exhibit their hams at the annual contest at the Kentucky State Fair annual contest.

The country ham project is open to all Kentucky youth ages 9 to 18.

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