Education

Agricultural Education

We favor development and implementation of curricula teaching accurate information of modern production agriculture.

We believe a student who participates in an agricultural activity or program that promotes character, develops and teaches leadership skills and public speaking such as 4-H, should be credited as present by the school in which the student is enrolled in the same manner as an educational field trip. Local school boards should adopt a policy to implementy or support this resolution.

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.

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.

We favor 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.

Education Administration and Curriculum

We strongly encourage the state legislature to evaluate all state university research facilities to examine the effectiveness and value.

We oppose the inclusion of critical race theory in the curriculum within the North Dakota education system.

We support local and state jurisdiction over our educational curriculum to best meet the development and vocational needs of our students.

We oppose funding Planned Parenthood using federal or state funds for continuing education classes.

Education Funding

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.

Higher Education

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 the installation of more agricultural education teacher programs and support the advancement of all agricultural studies at all North Dakota four year universities to protect the integrity of North Dakota's agricultural heritage.

We support reciprocity in our higher education institutions.

We support the Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP) for veterinary students.

We encourage 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 top practices in food animal and large animal clinics.

We encourage colleges and universities to provide retail meat cutting courses.

We support expanding the farm business management education program.

School Lunches (State Lunch Programs)

We support the free and reduced lunch programs and the North Dakota Farm to School program in North Dakota schools.

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.

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