Agricultural Education

We support the promotion of agricultural careers in our schools.

We favor the promotion of career and technical student organizations in all North Dakota secondary schools.

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 implement 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.

Education Administration and Curriculum

We oppose requirint 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 strongly encourage the state Legislature to evaluate all state university research facilities to examine their effectiveness and value.

School Lunches (State Lunch Programs)

We oppose the use of meat and/or dairy substitutes within government-funded programs.

We recommend placing more local produce on school menus.

We support local determination of school lunch menus and portion sizes.

We oppose the promotion of anhy "meat free" days.

We support the includsion of traditionally raised meat and dairy products in state run meal programs.

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

Veterinarian Education

We support the continuation and development of veterinary medicine programs at North Dakota universities.

We encourage the development of practical veterinarian educational opportunities for producers.

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 to practice in food animal and large animal clinics.