The purpose of the agricultural issues forum 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 1, 2021. 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 20th, else the team will be disqualified.
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2021 Acting Superintendent:
ALEC Support Staff
143 Filley Hall
|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?|
|2017||Wallace||Ag Yay or Neigh?|
|2017||Sandy Creek||Should There be Water Allocations in the Little Blue NRD Water District?|
|2017||The Career Academy||Big Ag Business is it good or bad for your town and Nebraska?|
|2017||Sutherland||The R-Powerline Good or Bad for the People of the Sandhills?|
|2017||Rock County||Neonicotinoids: Should They "Bee" Banned for Agricultural Use?|
|2016||The Career Academy||Wind Turbines, Good or Bad for Lancaster County, NE?|
|2016||Sandy Creek||Tasty Treat or Unhealthy Meat?|
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