The purpose of the Nebraska Agricultural Issues Forum Career Development Event is for a team of students to present a current issue to a public audience by developing a written portfolio that includes research and an understanding of an issue relevant to the local community and then preparing an oral presentation that examines both sides of an issue. Professional ethics and standards are emphasized in this event.
Submit your team's Ag Issues CDE Portfolio via the following form no later than March 8, 2023. Submissions after that date will not be accepted. Only portfolios submitted through the form below will be accepted. You will receive an emailed receipt. If there are multiple portfolios submitted for the same team, the later of the submissions will be graded. Teams must also be registered for the Ag Issues CDE via the CDE registration system by March 15th, else the team will be disqualified.
Click to submit Ag Issues CDE Portfolios (Google Log-In Required)
Click here to view the Ag Issues schedule.
|2022||Seward||What impact does ethanol production have on local and state communities?|
|2022||McCool Junction||Is solar farming a good decision for our community?|
|2022||Battle Creek||The Battle Creek Dam Proposal|
|2022||Boone Central||Wind Energy: Is it a viable source of energy for the future?|
|2021||Centura||Property Taxes: Are they harmful to Nebraska farmers and ranchers?|
|2021||O'Neill||Mandatory Country of Orgin Labeling Law: A Saving Grace for American Ranchers? Or, the Demise of Intrenational Trade?|
|2021||Pierce||What is Causing Blue-Green Algae Blooms in Willow Creek Reservoir?|
|2021||Rock County||This Land is Your Land. This Land is My Land. Should Eminent Domain be Used for Private Gain?|
|2020||Chase County Imperial||Nebraska It's Not for Everyone, Is Property Tax Relief?|
|2020||Ogallala||Unpack the Issues at Lake Mac|
|2020||Pender||Meat or Meatless - Can we "Meat" in the Middle?|
|2020||Stanton||What's Up with Wind Power?|
|2019||Kearney||Nebraska Beef - What's for lunch?|
|2019||Pender||Wind Energy - Are you a fan?|
|2019||Rock County||Is CRISPR Technology Editing Agriculture Positively?|
|2019||Lawrence-Nelson||Can Family Farms Survive the Next Generation of Corporations?|
|2018||Sutherland||Is International Trade Beneficial or Harmful to Americans|
|2018||SEM||Should Farmers be Conscientious of the Effects Their Production Practices have on the Environment?|
|2018||Rock County||Lab Grown Beef: Should it Replace Modern Beef Production?|
|2018||Auburn||Veterinary Feed Directives: Should the FDA have Implemented this New Program?|
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