Students learn importance of ND agriculture on Pride of Dakota school lunch day

MINOT, N.D. - Pride of Dakota school lunch day is bringing class to the lunchroom to teach students about North Dakota's number one industry: agriculture.

Students at Nedrose Elementary dined with Deputy Ag Commissioner Tom Bodine, and learned that many of the foods they eat at school come from the Peace Garden State. The state-wide event is part of Ag in the Classroom, a program designed to better educate students on agriculture in North Dakota.

“Over 20% of our workforce is involved in agriculture. It goes from our farmers all the way down to our implement dealers and all those that touch agriculture,” Bodine said.

North Dakota leads the nation in canola, flax, and honey production.