The Ham, Bacon and Egg program allows youth involved in FFA or 4-H to take their livestock project a step further, and turn them into young entrepreneurs. Participants with poultry are trained to successfully raise a laying hen, as well as how to select a perfect dozen based on interior and exterior quality. Swine participants are instructed on the proper procedures and techniques to cure a ham and bacon, and take their product from harvest to the dinner table. These carefully crafted products are then judged for quality and auctioned off to dedicated supporters of FFA and 4-H in the area.
The 65th Annual Greenbrier Valley 4-H & FFA Ham, Bacon and Egg Show and Sale with the largest number of participants to date. The Show & Sale, held Mar. 27, at The State Fair of West Virginia fairgrounds, showcased over 200 items, and lots of change. In an effort to continue to improve one of the oldest and largest Ham, Bacon and Egg Show and Sale in West Virginia, the sale was divided into a silent auction and a live auction.
With the combined support of parents, volunteers, local businesses, FFA chapters, and WVU extension, youth across Greenbrier and Monroe counties continue to expand their knowledge, master skills, and build character through the Ham, Bacon and Egg Program.
Thank you to the following buyers: Jim Justice, Farmers Home & Fire Insurance, Bank of Monroe, The State Fair of West Virginia, Long Farm, Mountaineer Farm Center, Wallace & Wallace, Inc. of Lewisburg, Wallace & Wallace, Inc. of Rainelle, Farm Credit of the Virginias, Second Creek Campground, Greenbrier Motors, Inc., Hylton & McCoy Fencing, Harvest Equipment, Ray Canterbury, Southern States of Ronceverte, Eddie Whitt, Wild Rose Farm, Callison Gate Co., Groves Funeral Home, Katie Kilcollin, Cherry Lane Auto Sales, H&R Farm Supply, First National Bank of Ronceverte, Lowell Rose, Greenbrier Valley Urology, Boone Tractor, Ronceverte Feed, Ironsides Animal Hospital, Greenbrier Real Estate: Greg Allman, Aviagen Turkeys, Mike Hatton, Regional Tractor Supply, Doug Bicksler, CPA; Canterbury Swine, Bobby’s Lawn Care, Tractor Supply, John Grim, Greenbrier Chevrolet, Myers Lawn Care, Cattlemans Livestock Exchange, Dustin Simmons, Chavis Vaughan, Garten Trucking, Vinson Snuffer, Zack Hileman, Tractor Supply Covington, Small Equipment Service, Haynes Hogs, Smooth Ambler, Gillespie’s Flowers and Productions, Blue Rock Swine, Ed DeLong Insurance, Sarah Bailey, West Farm, Allegheny Wood Products, Talley Farms Inc., Jill McClung, Georgette Plaugher, Jerri Gillespie, Wilson Napa Auto Parts, Parker Mountain Fencing, Greenway’s Real Estate and Auction Co., Donna and Derek Staten, David Ryder Contracting, Greenbrier Ford, and Beech Ridge Energy, Jack McClung.
Look for the 66th Annual Greenbrier Valley 4-H & FFA Ham, Bacon and Egg Show and Sale March 2016. Come out and support the future of agriculture in West Virginia.