Fayette Co. student featured in statewide agriculture exhibit

Vicki Bryant, of the Kentucky Farm Bureau State Women’s Committee, presents Elliott Higginbotham an award of recognition for his participation in the 2019 Science in Agriculture program.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Fayette County student was one of 13 students from across the state recognized for his work at an annual exhibit in Louisville that displays how science and agriculture are connected.

The display takes place every year at the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s meeting.

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Elliott Higginbotham is a home-schooled sixth grader from Fayette County.

The Kentucky Farm Bureau says Higginbotham displayed his science project, which compared the amount of greenhouse gas released by a variety of food waste.

He was awarded $125 and a certificate of recognition for taking part.

The bureau says the Science in Agriculture program was created to encourage teachers to incorporate agricultural themes into their lessons.

The judges say projects are evaluated on categories such as creativity, skill, clarity and thoroughness, agricultural accuracy and scientific thought.