Student Agriculture Science Exhibit
Eligibility & Purpose of Exhibit:
In order to encourage more teachers to incorporate agriculture themes in their classroom instruction, especially in science, Kentucky Farm Bureau offers students in grades 4-8 an opportunity to participate in the trade show of its annual meeting which attracts approximately 2, 000 Farm Bureau members from across the state. Other groups such as 4-H clubs and FFA chapters are also eligible.
Eleven student representatives from across the state will be selected to exhibit their agriculture science projects at the trade show. There is no limit on the number of applications submitted per county, however, only one representative will be chosen per district to participate at the KFB Annual Meeting Trade Show.
Selection of the science exhibits will be based on the following criteria:
- Creativity - 25 points
- Skill - 15 points
- Agricultural Accuracy - 20 points
- Scientific Thought - 25 points
- Clarity & Thoroughness - 15 points
The following types of projects may be selected: experiment, demonstration, research, apparatus or collection. Students are encouraged to enter projects which they may have completed for science fairs earlier in the school year. A separate project does not have to be completed specifically for this event. Projects may be from these categories:
- Biological Sciences (Plant or Animal)
- Environmental Sciences (Natural Resources, Earth Sciences, Energy Production and Management)
- Food Sciences and Nutrition
- Engineering Sciences
Science Exhibit Prizes
Each student exhibitor will receive $125 and a recognition plaque for participation in the trade show. Participation in the trade show, during the KFB State Annual Meeting in December, is a requirement to be awarded the prize.