Mary Kensok, a fourth grade teacher at Central Cass Elementary in Casselton, has been awarded the “Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture” award. The award is given to five educators annually at the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference. Kensok will be honored at the conference in Minneapolis in June.
WASHINGTON, D.C., — Securing adequate land to grow crops and raise livestock was the top challenge identified in the latest survey of participants in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers & Ranchers program. That challenge was identified by 20 percent of respondents, followed by burdensome government regulations and “red tape,” which was identified by 15 percent of the young farmers and ranchers responding.
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!
NDFB Executive Vice President Jeffrey Missling talks about next week's North Dakota Farm Bureau Week in this week's NDFB Newsline.
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 1, 2013 – The American Farm Bureau Federation and other members of the Coalition for Animal Health this week hosted an educational briefing for congressional staff on meat production, public health and the importance of antibiotics. The briefing focused on helping legislators understand how and why farmers and ranchers use antibiotics.