We support continued state funding, and NDFB's participation, for agriculture in the classroom programs and other educational programs that promote agriculture within schools at all levels.
NDFB favors the support and promotion of agriculture education, family and consumer sciences, business education, and their student run organizations of National FFA Organizations, Familly, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) in all North Dakota secondary schools.
We support further promotion of agriculture careers through our school guidance programs.
NDFB favors development and implementation of curricula teaching accurate information of modern production agriculture.
Although the North Dakota Century Code 15.1-21-01.3(e) requires instruction in North Dakota studies, including agriculture, NDFB supports legislation that would require agriculture education included within the fourth and eighth grade North Dakota studies curriculum.
Education Administration and Curriculum
We support local and state jurisdiction over our educational curriculum to best meet the development and vocational needs of our students.
We oppose requiring teachers to have a major in every core class they teach.
We oppose funding Planned Parenthood using federal or state funds for continuing education classes.
We propose smaller schools receive higher funding per pupil than the bigger schools.
We believe the North Dakota School Land Trust Fund should be made available to local school districts to reduce the cost of building educational infrastructure in North Dakota schools.
NDFB encourages the State of North Dakota and/or the Board of Higher Education to provide greater incentives through various programs to provide more funding for veterinary school loans to North Dakota students and tuition reimbursement upon returning to the state to practice in food animal and large animal clinics.
We support expanding the farm business management education program.
We encourage NDSU to develop a doctorate of veterinary medicine program.
We believe NDSU, North Dakota's land grant university, should provide a comprehensive, multi-disciplined agricultural education. We encourage NDSU's ability to continue a multi-discipline agricultural education program.
We encourage colleges and universities to provide retail meat cutting courses.
We support reciprocity in our higher education institutions.
We support the advancement of agriculture studies including but not limited to agriculture education teacher programs in all higher education institutions to protect the integrity of North Dakota's agricultural heritage.
We encourage the installation of more agriculture education teacher programs at North Dakota's four year universities.
School Lunches (State Lunch Programs)
We oppose the use of "fake" and "cultured" meat in school lunch programs.
We support local determination of school lunch menus and portion sizes.
We oppose the promotion of any "meat free" day.
We support the free and reduced lunch programs and the North Dakota Farm to School program in North Dakota schools.
We support increasing the quality of the food and calories and not just limiting the calories as a part of fighting obesity through the national school lunch program.