August 4, 2010
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Don Nikodim, (573) 445-8375
Sponsoring our Youth—Feeding our State
Missouri Pork Association Grows Great Memories at 2010 Missouri State Fair
Columbia, Mo.,—The Missouri Pork Association will once again be greatly involved at the 2010 Missouri State Fair, to be held August 12 through August 22, 2010. Fairgoers will have many opportunities to learn about the pork industry while enjoying the fun and great food in Sedalia.
For 31 years, the Pork Place has been satisfying the appetites of fairgoers. It received a facelift prior to the 2009 Fair, and now features air conditioning and new menu items. You can still order the famous top chop dinner, smoked barbeque ribs and pork burger. But don’t be afraid to try our pulled pork sandwich or classic blt. Guests can stock up on new pork recipes, or enter for a chance to win one of eleven prize packages by completing a comment card. Watch for money-saving coupons in the Missouri State Fair Souvenir Program available at entrance gates and at fair information booths. Also, match your admittance ticket number to one of 100 preselected numbers at the Pork Place to win a free top chop dinner and drink!
The MPA will be in the Swine Pavilion sponsoring the Youth Swine Skillathon on Thursday, August 12 at 8:30 am and the 4-H/FFA Swine Judging Contest on Friday, August 13 at approximately 5:00 pm. MPA is very active during Youth in Agriculture Day on Saturday, August 21. They also sponsor the 4-H Specialty Pork Demonstrations on Sunday, August 15, beginning at 9:00 am. Stop by these events and show your support for Missouri’s youth.
If fairgoers are interested in pork recipes and trivia, they can visit the MPA booth located in the Agriculture Building. MPA Intern Katlyn Logan will also be presenting Cooking with Pork in the Home Economics Building. Don’t miss this great recipe on August 12 at 3:00 pm, August 13 at 1:30 pm, August 16 at 2:00 pm, and August 19 at 2:30 pm.
The Missouri Pork Association represents the state’s pork producers in the areas of promotion, research, education and legislation. For more information about this or any other programs of the Missouri Pork Association, go to www.mopork.com, or call the Missouri Pork Association office at (573) 445-8375.