You’ve heard the sides of issues that surround agriculture.  It's in the daily news.  Do you understand all points of view?  How do you develop into someone who can have difficult conversations in a way that allows you to actively listen and be heard?  What’s the best way to move the needle?  There are a variety of ways to approach these topics. Investigate your options and take a step forward in understanding and communicating.

Your ability to successfully understand and deal with controversial issues in agriculture, food, science and the environment is vital to your future.  Engaging and reacting in a professional and socially responsible manner is key.  By taking part in the Issues-360 Fellowship program, attending regular Scientist Panel events and research seminars or engaging in one of our Ag Public Policy Internships, you will learn about principles that foster positive engagement with controversial issues, including:

  • Raising awareness of controversial issues
  • Sound & ethical decision-making principles
  • Constructive & professional dialogue
  • Personal & socially responsible responsibility

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