Tennessee FFA Ham Breakfast Finds New Home in Wilson County

May 24, 2021
Written By: 
Marisa Hughes
Tennessee FFA Ham Breakfast Finds New Home in Wilson County



COOKEVILLE, TN – The Annual Tennessee FFA Ham Breakfast, along with the Tennessee State Fair, has relocated to Wilson County as part of the Wilson County Fair-Tennessee State Fair conjunction. The movement marks a new era for the Tennessee FFA Ham Breakfast as capacity will nearly double, allowing more business, community, and state leaders to support Tennessee FFA through their sponsorship. Even more attendees will also be able to place their bids for the two Grand Champion Hams that will be auctioned for the benefit of the 26,000 FFA members across Tennessee.


“The Tennessee FFA Ham Breakfast has quickly become a favorite tradition of the fair,” said Congressman John Rose, chairman of the event. “This year, we will have the chance to take the event to new heights with greater seating capacity and a renewed energy around the State Fair as we relocate to Wilson County. This is one event that FFA supporters do not want to miss. It's a good time, for a great cause.”


The Tennessee FFA Foundation is working closely in partnership with Wilson County Promotions to ensure a successful transition for the event. “We are excited for the new opportunities that come with being the Wilson County Fair- Tennessee State Fair,” Wilson County Promotions Executive Director Helen McPeak said. “One of those opportunities is our support for the TN FFA Foundation and their Ham Breakfast. Wilson County Promotions has supported this event in the past by attending the Ham Breakfast and even buying one of the hams a few years ago.  This year, we welcome the TN FFA Foundation and the Ham Breakfast as it takes place in the Farm Bureau Exposition Center during the dates of the fair.”  


Funds raised from the Tennessee FFA Ham Breakfast support the agriculture education and career and leadership development programs of Tennessee FFA. This year’s event will be held Monday, August 16, 2021 at the Farm Bureau Expo Center.


FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. There are over 26,000 Tennessee FFA members across the state, aged 12-21. To learn more about Tennessee FFA, visit www.tnffa.org.