Agriculture in the Classroom

Section 425:25

    425:25 Agriculture in the Classroom Committee. –
I. There is hereby established an agriculture in the classroom committee, which shall include but not be limited to the following members: the director of the university of New Hampshire cooperative extension, or designee; the state commissioner of agriculture, markets, and food, or designee; the commissioner of the department of education, or designee; the dean of the college of life sciences and agriculture at the university of New Hampshire at Durham, or designee; and one representative from each of the following, appointed by the governor: New Hampshire Fruit Growers Association, Granite State Dairy Promotion, New Hampshire Plant Growers Association, New Hampshire Beekeepers' Association, New Hampshire Maple Producers' Association, New Hampshire Farm Bureau Federation, Granite State FFA Association, New Hampshire Christmas Tree Promotion Board, New Hampshire Farmers' Market Association, and the New Hampshire Horse Council. The committee shall elect a chairperson from its members. The members of the committee shall serve without compensation, but the appointees shall be entitled to expenses, including traveling expenses, necessarily incurred in the discharge of their duties. It may adopt rules, pursuant to RSA 541-A, necessary for the execution of its functions under this subdivision and shall keep a record of its official actions.
II. The agriculture in the classroom committee shall:
(a) Determine the objectives and programs of agriculture in the classroom.
(b) Develop details and directions of the agriculture in the classroom programs.
(c) Apply for, receive, and expend any funds from federal, state, or non-state sources, including grants and matching funds which may be available and accept private donations and gifts from any source for the purpose of administering agriculture in the classroom programs.
(d) Direct fundraising and spending for agriculture in the classroom programs.
(e) Hire and oversee an education director when funding allows.

Source. 2009, 115:1, eff. Aug. 21, 2009.