The Missouri Pork Association will once again highlight the state's pork industry and its dedication to Missouri FFA and 4-H youth projects during the best of Missouri agriculture event at the Missouri State Fair. Between Aug. 8 and Aug. 18, fairgoers will have many opportunities to learn about the pork industry while enjoying the fun and great food in Sedalia.
The MPA will be in the Swine Pavilion sponsoring the Youth Swine Skillathon on Thursday, Aug. 8 at 8:30 a.m. and the 4-H/FFA Swine Judging Contest on Friday, Aug. 9 at approximately 5:00 p.m. MPA is also active during the Youth in Agriculture Day on Saturday, Aug. 17, and will be sponsoring the 4-H Specialty Pork Demonstrations on Thursday, Aug. 8, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
If interested in new recipes featuring pork, MPA interns Kaylee Calvin and Clint Perry will present Cooking with Pork in the Home Economics Building on Aug. 8 at 1:30 p.m., Aug. 9 at 1:30 p.m., Aug.13 at 1:30 p.m., and Aug. 14 at 2:30 p.m.
The Pork Place will be featuring its 40th Anniversary Special – the Top Chop Dinner for $11 – and just $6 on Throwback Thursday, Aug. 15. Other menu highlights include sliced pork loin, smoked barbeque ribs, pork burger, pulled pork sandwich or classic BLT. Guests can stock up on new pork recipes, or enter for a chance to win one of 11 prize packages by completing a comment card. Money-saving coupons in the Missouri State Fair Souvenir Program are available at entrance gates and at fair information booths. Also, guests that match their admittance ticket number to one of 100 preselected numbers at the Pork Place will receive up to $10 off their next purchase.