The 2020 4-H and FFA Ham and Bacon Sale is adapting the process for its annual sale due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
Forty-eight 4-H and FFA members have had their market hogs processed, cured and smoked in preparation for the 2020 Ham and Bacon Sale.
Traditionally, the pork exhibits are judged and graded according to the degree of muscling, leanness, quality of trim, and firmness of the products that indicate the quality of the curing process.
This year, 4-H and FFA members will sell their products at the average price that good quality graded hams and bacons sold for in the 2019 sale at Mitchell Chevrolet.
Hams will sell for a predetermined price of $500 each and bacons will sell for $250.
WVU Extension agents Greg Hamons and Lucy Mosesso have coordinated trimming and smoking duties with Pocahontas County High School Agriculture teacher Erwin Berry to ensure quality and consistent exhibits of country cured hams and bacons.
If any potential buyers would like to be added to the buyers list or have any questions, contact Hamons or Mosesso at 304-799-4852; or Berry at 304-799-6564 at school, or 304-456-4646 at home, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org