The purpose of the Nebraska Agricultural Biotechnology Career Development Event is to encourage students to explore the diversity of the Biotechnology Industry, in terms of basic knowledge, skills and applications of biotechnology to the workplace. The areas of agricultural biotechnology have important implications for the animal, plant, food, and pharmaceutical industries.

Agriculture Education courses that align with the Agricultural Biotechnology CDE include:

  • Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture
  • Plant Biology
  • Natural Resources
  • Biotechnology
  • Nursery and Landscape
  • Food Science
  • Advanced Food Science
  • Agronomy
  • and UNL AGRI 115
2023 Theme: GalSafe Pigs

GalSafe pigs were developed by a company called Revivicor primarily for the use of xenotransplantation to address the shortage of transplant organs. Additionally, scientists discovered these GalSafe pigs could be a red-meat source for people with the alpha-gal allergy, which prevents people from being able to safely consume red-meat and associated animal products. GalSafe pigs are created using the gene editing process. (CRISPR is an example of a gene editing method/technology.)  See the link below for more information.

Click to view Ag Biotechnology CDE study materials.

**IMPORTANT REMINDER: All students must bring a fully-charged laptop or Chromebook to the event in 2022.  The poster event will be completed using Google Slides.


Leah Sandall
Plant Physiology, Weed, and Production Systems

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Interested in careers in Biotechnology? Visit the sites below to find out more about degrees, opportunities and careers related to this area.