The Great Question Challenge

Teaching & Engagement, 2014


Mobilized rural youth to take an issue of global importance, identify the affects it has on their rural community, and implement a solution. In 2014, the Great Question theme revolved around food insecurity. Student teams attended a spring workshop to learn more about the issue on a global scale, identify what food insecurity issues exist in their community and developed a project to address this issue. This project created a culture of civic engagement led by rural youth.


Shane Potter (PI), Nebraska Extension
Tom Field (co-PI), University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program


Jordyn Lechtenberg, University of Nebraska–LIncoln Graduate Student
Mat Habrock, DuPont Pioneer

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