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California ham is governor's champion

California ham is governor's champion

August 23rd, 2017 in Local News

The ham exhibited by Jennifer McCord, California, at the 65th Governor's Ham Breakfast Aug. 17 at the Missouri State Fair was named the grand champion.

Russellville Locker, Russellville, had the reserve grand champion.

McCord's ham was auctioned to Ditzfeld Container and Trash Service, Murphy Brothers Exposition and Guesa USA for $8,000. And the Russellville ham was purchased by KCP&L for $5,000.

Both were then donated to Missouri 4-H and the Missouri FFA Association.

Proceeds from the auction at $19,700 will support the Missouri State Fair Foundation for projects, including youth scholarships and fairgrounds improvements.