An Act To Encourage the Teaching of Agricultural Studies in Schools
Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA §4710-A is enacted to read:
§ 4710-A. Agricultural studies
A school offering agricultural studies may make use of resources and materials developed and provided by the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and the Maine Agriculture in the Classroom Council in accordance with Title 7, chapter 8-D.
Sec. 2. Agricultural studies instruction. To the extent existing resources allow, the Commissioner of Education, in consultation with the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and the Maine Agriculture in the Classroom Council described in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 7, section 242, shall seek to ensure that schools and teachers in this State are aware of the agricultural education materials, resources and training available pursuant to Title 7, chapter 8-D and shall encourage their use in agricultural studies in schools.