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CATE Issues in Agriculture

Issues 360


Communicate with Confidence on Critical Issues

Most of us look at any topic through our own lens of experiences, background, and spheres of influence.  But wouldn’t we be better off by learning to see things from a different vantage point?  Wouldn’t that help us grow, respond, and maybe even change our perspective?  This program will help you understand critical and controversial topics and create positive, productive discussion about them using:

  • Sound decision-making
  • Constructive dialogue
  • Personal and social responsibility

You’ll gain confidence and compassion to discuss critical issues in ways that simultaneously influence and respect others – essential skills for a trusted future face of agriculture. We partner with the Center for Food Integrity to provide participants with their "Engage" training. During the weekend training, students will have the chance to network with alumni and communications experts, practice various techniques through role play activities, develop knowledge about current controversial issues in agriculture, and enhance their communication skills.

Thank you to our sponsors, Ag Alumni, Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance for helping to put on the Issues 360 Institute. 


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  (765) 494-8470

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Current & Past Participants


“I feel I have developed a more in-depth, active listening skill. The important thing I’ve learned, that I have used every day, is that it is okay to pause in conversation – to just sit and digest what has been said before responding. I also love how open everyone is and how everyone is eager to share and participate in the program.”

Cassidy Robinson, Forestry & Natural Resources