Promotion, Education & Safety
We believe the best way to teach people about the important role agriculture plays in all our lives is through education. Farm Bureau's Promotion and Education program offers a variety of opportunities for you to get involved. If you would like to help, contact Joey Tigges, at email@example.com.
Our efforts are coordinated through the NDFB Promotion & Education Committee, which is comprised of individuals elected to their positions in each of NDFB's nine districts.
Follow the P&E Committee on Facebook.
Participate in the P&E video contest:
The NDFB Promotion and Education committee is hosting a video contest. The theme of the contest is “I am Agriculture” and the purpose is to have people show how agriculture affects their lives. Everyone is affected by agriculture every day, even if they aren’t a farmer or rancher. We want to know your agriculture story!
The deadline for the competition is September 1, 2013 and the winners will be notified and asked to tell their story at the North Dakota Farm Bureau annual meeting in November.
On top of being honored at our annual meeting the two winners selected will each receive $250 cash.
To enter the contest, post a video on YouTube and share the video link on the Promotion and Education page on Facebook.
The video with the most likes will be the viewer’s choice, and the Promotion and Education Committee will vote on another winner.
Each share counts for two likes, so encourage your family and friends to share your story. The videos cannot be longer than three minutes. Do you need tips on shooting video? Check out this link: Media for web.
If you have any questions please contact Joey Tigges at 701-298-2227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food, Land & People - The hands-on lessons of this program are objective in content and promote the development of critical thinking skills so that students can better understand the interrelationships among the environment, agriculture and people of the world. NDFB coordinates FLP workshops for the North Dakota Ag in the Classroom Council. To learn more click here or contact Gail Bakko at email@example.com.
North Dakota Living Ag Classroom - This program is a collaborative effort of many agriculture and commodity groups. A Promotion & Education Committee member represents NDFB in the planning of the event in their district. NDFB highlights pork for Living Ag Classroom. The newly redesigned booth is "Pork: We use everything but the oink." It features four diverse aspects of the hog.
1. Pork is full of vitamins, which help our teeth and bones.
2. Many items come from a pig after the edible meat is taken off the carcass.
3. Pork is the “other white meat” and has lots of thiamin, niacin, and minerals to keep your body healthy.
4. Many pharmaceutical products come from pigs.
Living Ag Classroom events in 2013 were held in several locations around the state. To get involved in events held during the next school year, contact Joey Tigges at firstname.lastname@example.org.
View a video from the Bismarck Living Ag Classroom event below:
Teacher Resources - The P&E Committee provides teacher resources to help educators achieve their required standards and benchmarks.
Scholarships - The P&E Committee oversees a variety of scholarships to help those not only studying for careers, but for those who are attending college to change careers. Click here for information on the scholarships.
Safety - Through education, North Dakota Farm Bureau's safety program helps thousands of individuals become more aware of a variety of dangers on the farm and in the household.
Whether you are 7 or 70, or somewhere in between, being safety-smart will never go out of style. North Dakota Farm Bureau's safety program, administered by the organization's Promotion and Education Committee, and carried out through a network of outstanding volunteers, is designed to be educational and fun.
North Dakota Farm Bureau's Always Be Careful on the Farm (ABC) program was developed in 1991. Since then thousands of children have been trained.
Check out the video below to see just some of what the program offers kids.
To view the YouTube video, click on the arrow in the video box below. To view the Windows Movie, click here
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Looking for a static display for a county Farm Bureau event, trade show or school event in North Dakota? Want to learn more about safety through a video? To check out Farm Bureau's safety displays or videos, e-mail Joy Mortensen in the Fargo office or call 1-800-367-9668. Arrangements must be made two-weeks prior to your event. Some displays cannot be shipped.