Kentucky Farm Bureau

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1:18 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

State Fair Grand Champion Ham Brings $350,000 at Auction

Miss Kentucky Jenna Day displays the 2013 grand champion country ham.
Rick Howlett

The Kentucky State Fair grand champion country ham fetched $350,000 at a charity auction today. 

The sale was conducted during the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 50th annual country ham breakfast.

History was made on a couple of fronts at this year’s auction.   For the first time in a half-century of sales, the auctioneer was a woman—Danetta Allen of Mt. Vernon, Kentucky.

And the 13.3 pound ham was bought by a first-time bidder, Yum Brands Foundation, the charity arm of the Louisville-based fast food company.

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2:10 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Despite Drought, Ky. Agriculture Revenues Could Set Records

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Despite experiencing one of the worse droughts in U.S. history, agriculture economists in Kentucky are projecting record cash receipts for the state’s farmers.

During their annual outlook during the Kentucky Farm Bureau conference, economists from the University of Kentucky say they think Kentucky will break the $5-billion barrier in revenues this year.

Lead economist Will Snell says high prices for many crops -- along will increased exports and insurance payouts  -- helped offset the drought for many agricultural industries in Kentucky.

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Local News
1:36 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Champion Country Ham Fetches $300,000

The grand champion country ham, displayed by Miss Kentucky Jessica Casebolt, was produced by Scott Hams of Greenville, Kentucky.

The Kentucky State Fair grand champion country ham fetched $300,000 at a charity auction today.

Since 1964, the top ham has been auctioned at the close of the Kentucky Farm Bureau country ham breakfast.

This year’s top bidder was Louisville optometrist Dr. Mark Lynn.

"Louisville has been very, very good to us, we’ve been very lucky in life. We feel very fortunate. I’ve got four great kids, seven great-grandkids and a wonderful wife and it’s time to give back," Lynn said.

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