Project by Mercer County student featured in Kentucky Farm Bureau’s “Science in Agriculture” displays

Published 9:24 am Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Louisville – Mercer County student, Marlee Henson, was among the 12 students selected from across the state to display their agriculture science projects at this week’s Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) annual meeting in Louisville.

Marlee displayed her science project as part of the KFB annual meeting tradeshow. Her project, “The Power of Packaging,” explored which packaging delayed ripening of a banana the most.

She was awarded $125 and a certificate of recognition for her participation at the state level.

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The Science in Agriculture program was developed by KFB 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.

Kentucky Farm Bureau, with over 478,000 member families statewide, is the state’s largest general farm organization. Approximately 2,000 members attended KFB’s 98th annual meeting in Louisville, November 29 – December 2, to recognize this year’s individual and organizational achievements and adopt policy for 2018. To view all the updates released from this year’s annual meeting, visit


Marlee Henson is presented with an award of recognition by Vicki Bryant of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, for her participation in the 2017 Science in Agriculture program.