The 2018 Madison County Beef Cattle Association Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday Dec. 13, 6 p.m. at the Madison County Extension Office, 230 Duncannon Lane, Richmond.

Tommy Carper from MultiMin will be the featured speaker, and the Outstanding Service to MCBCA Award will be presented. Officers will be elected, and door prizes given out. Meal is a ribeye with sides.

Meal cost is $10 for non-members, or join Madison County Beef Cattle Association & eat free! (Current MCBCA members eat free.)

Also, a booth will be setup for apparel orders: T-Shirts, Hoodies, Golf Shirts.

Please call the Madison County Extension Office at 859-623-4072 by Dec. 11, to reserve your spot at the Annual Meeting and join us for an evening of food and fellowship!

Country Ham Project Reminder

Requirements for participation are as follows:

4-H/Youth: Youth born between 2000-2009 can purchase two hams, make their own cure, apply the cure and hang the hams here on site at the Madison County Cooperative Extension Office. The cost of the project is $60 (this includes 2 hams and all the materials needed). Participants must attend at least six (6) educational hours about hams and give a 3-5 minute speech at the 2019 Madison County Fair and the Kentucky State Fair. Deadline to register is Dec. 14, 2018

Adults: Adults interested in the Country Ham Project are invited to participate as well. Adults will receive one ham, participate in the curing process, hang their ham on site and be invited to learn more though educational opportunities. The cost for adults to participate is $40.

The program officially starts in mid-January and hams will finish their curing process in mid-July. If you are interested in signing up for the program or have more questions, contact our office at 859-623-4072. Space is limited and we already have 62 hams in the project! The deadline to register is Dec. 14, 2018.

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