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Project by two Butler County students featured in Kentucky Farm Bureau’s “Science in Agriculture” displays

Seventh grader Katherine Rice (left) and sixth grader Taya Strasburger (right),

Louisville, KY (December 3, 2011) – Katherine Rice and Taya Strasburger were among the 11 students selected from across the state to display their agriculture science projects at this week’s Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville.
 Rice, a seventh grade student, and Strasburger, a sixth grade student, are both from Morgantown. Their project examined the feed and water consumption of chickens in a project titled: “Lifecycle of a commercially grown chicken.”
 Their 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 500,000 member families statewide, Kentucky Farm Bureau is the state’s largest farm organization. Approximately 1,300 members attended KFB’s 92nd annual meeting, November 30 through December 3, to recognize this year’s individual and organizational achievements as well as adopt policy for 2012.



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