7AM Thursday morning, Gretchen Quarterman will be on the Scott James, 92.1 FM radio program along with Ray Ewing (President of Lowndes Improvement Association), to talk about a South Georgia cultural tradition, and one of only two left in the entire country: the 66th annual Ham and Eggs Auction 2016. You can bid on eggs, on a ham, and if you talk to Gretchen or Ray they can tell you how to get involved in the program and even how to get the whole hog!
The Ham and Eggs Show will be noon Wednesday 17 February 2016 at the Lowndes County Extension Office, 2102 E Hill Ave, Valdosta, GA 31601 (facebook event).
If you are interested in entering eggs in the show they are to be submitted on Tuesday 16 February 2016 between 8-9am with the candling and judging of the eggs from 9-11. Only brown eggs can be submitted (although green, blue and white are all lovely, this is a brown egg contest). UGA Poultry Specialist, Dr. Claudia Dunkley will give a presentation on Backyard Hens at 10am Tuesday and the judging of the hams is open to the public and is an educational experience for all.