Project by local student featured in Kentucky’s Farm Bureau’s ‘Science in Agriculture’ displays

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A Marion County sixth grader, LeeAnn Jones, was among the 12 students selected from across the state to display their agriculture science projects at this week’s Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville.
Jones is a student at St. Charles Middle School. She displayed her project, “How to Make Butter,” and demonstrated the butter making process using both hand-crank and electrical churns.
Each winning project was awarded $75.00 and a certificate of recognition for their participation at the state level.
The Science in Agriculture program was developed by Kentucky Farm Bureau as a way to encourage teachers to incorporate agricultural themes into their classroom instruction. Projects are evaluated on categories such as creativity, skill, clarity and thoroughness, agricultural accuracy and scientific thought.
With more than 475,000 member families statewide, Kentucky Farm Bureau is the state’s largest general farm organization. Approximately 1,500 members attended KFB’s 94th annual meeting, Dec. 4-7, to recognize this year’s individual and organizational achievements as well as adopt policy for 2014.