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Deadline to register for the 2017 Country Ham Project has passed. Please check back next year.


2017 Country Ham Speech Contest Topics

Junior (born 2007-2003)
History of the Country Ham - The Country Ham is a signature food of the Southeastern United States. Discuss the history of the dry cured ham from its beginnings in Europe to the United States.
Senior (born 1998-2002)

How to market and sell Country Hams - If you were a professional country ham producer, how would you market and sell your product to the consuming public. Your speech should include your target audience and unique ways to advertise country hams. 

If you would like more information on the Country Ham Project, please contact the Shelby County Extension Office.