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Friday, August 26, 2016

2016 Kentucky State Fair Coming to an End

The 2016 Kentucky State Fair will come to an end this Sunday, August 28. Last week, we told you a few places you would be able to find KyCorn at State Fair this year. Let's take look at how the rest of the fair went. 

Those who stopped by the Teach Ky Ag booth in South Wing B had the opportunity to place a magnetic cut out of their county on the wall map of Kentucky and learn what their county contributes to Kentucky Agriculture. After the puzzle is complete, it reveals color-coordinated regions.

Also at this booth, you can complete an information scavenger hunt to learn different agriculture facts. All answers to the scavenger hunt can be found on the wall under the different categorized boards such as: Corn, Wheat, Soybean, Goat/Sheep, Poultry, Beef, Horse. 

Also, taking place this week was the 53rd Annual Farm Bureau Ham Breakfast. The event began in 1964, auctioning off the Grand Champion Ham to the highest bidder and giving the money to the Charity of their choice. This year the winning bidder was Central Bank coming in at $600,000. The proceeds from the winning bid will be donated to several charities and organizations including University of Kentucky Athletics, Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky, University of Kentucky Hospital, God's Pantry Food Bank, Sunrise Children's Services, and Kentucky Community and Technical College.

Before the auction started, while guests were finishing up their breakfast, guests were addressed by Governor Matt Bevin, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Rand Paul, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.  

KyCorn once again sponsored the Sale of Champions, which allows exhibitors to sell their champion livestock to hometown and national supporters. You can see the 2016 Sale of Champions results here

If you are going to be at the State Fair this weekend, don't forget to stop by and see us at one of the various locations!

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