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Ham and Egg Breakfast returns

Published: 03/17/16 10:45AM
By: bradleyc

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Engage in conversation, eat a hearty breakfast and enquire about the latest legislation changes effecting Georgians during the 34th annual Ham and Egg Legislative Breakfast.

The breakfast will take place at Fort Valley State University's C.W. Pettigrew Farm and Community Center. This event is open to the public with a cost of $10.

Program speakers for the breakfast include U.S. Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (D-Albany), Deputy Undersecretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, Lilian Salerno, and Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, Gary Black.

"We've taken the time to put together a thoughtful agenda and invited speakers that make decisions that affect our clientele," said Joy Moten- Thomas, FVSU's assistant administrator for community development and outreach. "The elected officials can provide face-to-face updates about recently passed legislation and share how it will affect farmers, ranchers and producers," Moten-Thomas said.

Moreover, the breakfast will also commemorate 100 years of the Ham and Egg Show. In 1916 Otis O'Neal, Houston County Extension agent, held the first Ham and Egg Show with 39 hams and 17 dozen eggs. In 1982, Dr. Glenwood Hill revived the Ham and Egg Show with the Ham and Egg Breakfast at Fort Valley State University.

For more information about the 34th annual Ham and Egg Breakfast, contact Kena Torbert or Joy Moten-Thomas at (478) 825-6296 or send an email to thomasb@fvsu.edu. To purchase tickets visit wildcatticketoffice.com or visit the FVSU cashier office in the Troup Building room 235 on campus.

Ham and Egg Legislative Breakfast Information:

When: Monday, April 5, at 8 a.m.

Where: Fort Valley State University C.W. Pettigrew Farm and Community Center

1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, Ga.

Cost: $10

Contact: Kena Torbert or Joy Moten-Thomas at (478) 825-6296 or thomasb@fvsu.edu. To purchase tickets visit wildcatticketoffice.com or the FVSU cashier office in the Troup Building room 235 on campus.