Welcome to the Shelby County Country Ham Project Page!

The 4-H Country Ham Project gives members two raw hams to take through the curing process. In August, they give a speech about the project and if completed, get two country hams to take home. To recieve hams after the State Fair, youth must complete all requirements, including attending project meetings and giving a speech at the State Fair. All project meetings are held at the Shelby County Extension Office. 

Registration for the 2019 Kentucky 4-H Country Ham Project has closed!

Please check back November 2019 to register for the 2020 Country Ham Project. 


2019 Country Ham Speech Contest Topics

Junior (born 2009-2005)
How to Cook and Store a Country Ham - Discuss the best ways to store your ham after the fair and the various ways to cook a country ham. 
Senior (born 2000-2004)
Design a Country Ham Curing Facility for your Counties Ham Project - More and more counties are building their own country ham houses. You have an unlimited budget, deisgn your counties dream country ham house and curing facililty. 
If you would like more information on the Country Ham Project, please contact the Shelby County Extension Office.