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Two State Fair champion hams sell for $9,500
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FFA Breakfast Following the FFA Ham Breakfast at the Tennessee State Fair TSFA Chairman John Rose, Commissioner of Agriculture Jai Templeton, President for Tennessee Farm Bureau Jeff Aiken, CEO & President for Farm Credit Mid-America Bill Johnson, FFA State President Julia Knaggs, and CEO for F&M Bank and ham auctioneer Sammy Stuard (all seated) gathered for a photo marking the event with representatives of both Farm Credit Mid-America and the Tennessee Farm Bureau.
Two prize winning country hams were sold at auction Monday for $9,500 at the third annual FFA sponsored Ham Breakfast held at the Tennessee State Fair but getting much of the attention at the $30 per plate event attended by an audience of about 600 community, business and political leaders were the state’s seven announced gubernatorial candidates. For the first time since announcing, all seven candidates, including five Republicans and two Democrats, appeared on stage together to answer questions from FFA members on topics that included agriculture, education and the economy. Each candidate was given the opportunity to make an opening statement, answer questions presented by FFA members, and make closing comments.