NDFB favors development and implementation of curricula teaching accurate information of modern production agriculture.
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 support further promotion of agriculture careers through our school guidance programs, such as interest interviews with students.
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 believe school transportation policies should be established by local school districts, not state mandated.
We oppose requiring teachers to have a major in every core class they teach.
We support local and state jurisdiction over our educational curriculum to best meet the development and vocational needs of our students.
We propose smaller schools receive higher funding per pupil than the bigger schools.
We support programs which expand opportunities for more licensed veterinarians in North Dakota.
We encourage NDSU to develop a doctorate of veterinary medicine program.
We support reciprocity for 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 support expanding the farm business management education program.
We encourage the installation of more agriculture education teacher programs at North Dakota's four year universities.
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.
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 support local determination of school lunch menus and portion sizes.
We oppose the promotion of any "meat free" day.
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.