Sensitive Issues Training-Engage

Jenny does a great job explaining the Engage Training and shared values messages from the conference we hosted. In the days to come I will share with you some of the information provided by Specialists on topics such as sustainability, carbon footprints, green house gas emissions, biotechnology, and more.

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Many of us have been there…we’ve been asked a question in which the answer can be deemed controversial because the topic is based on emotion and beliefs.  How do we respond?  Do we get caught up in the emotion and passion of the issue and try to force our beliefs on others?  Do we shy away or try to avoid an answer altogether by remaining silent?

Last week’s Sensitive Issues Media and Communications Training was developed to help all of us through these situations.  It was a remarkable experience working with an amazing group of ladies, all passionate about food, but looking at food from a variety of perspectives and taking an issues-based approach in developing our team.  Our team was comprised of a livestock expert, a manure expert, two food and nutrition experts, a communication’s expert, and myself from a crop production perspective.  Special thanks to Dr. Chuck Hibberd…

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BEES…Everything you ever wanted to know (and more)

Natalia_photo The day you have been waiting for: BEES…Everything you ever wanted to know (and more) series with my colleague and friend, Natalia Bjorklund, UNL Extension Educator and PhD candidate. Natalia and I had a lot of fun getting together and filming these videos (as I am sure you will be able to tell).

Today I want to introduce Natalia to you and give you a feel for who she is. I love her passion and expertise for what she is doing and look forward to working with her again.

In the days to come I will continue to add videos about various questions such as BEE 101, bee habitat, importance of bees, concerns about bees, bees and GMOs, and more.

It is not too late to submit questions if you have any.

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