Nothing to Fear Here

Tour the farms, communities and homes of CommonGround’s farmer-volunteers as we sort through some of the myths and misconceptions surrounding food and farming.

Farm Ownership

Elsie Wetzel
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GMO Foods

Kellie Blair
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Animal Welfare

Peggy Greenway
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Food Safety

Kim Baldwin
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Antibiotics and Animal Health

Joan Ruskamp
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Hormones in Meat and Milk

Mary Kraft
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Organic and Local Foods

Sondra Pierce
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Food Prices

Hilary Maricle
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Kellie Blair
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November 23rd, 2015

What Makes an Exceptional Turkey?

By Katie Olthoff, a family turkey farmer from Stanhope, Iowa Exceptional turkeys start on the farm, which is why we work so hard on our third-generation turkey farm to ensure that our birds are comfortable and the end product is safe, nutritious and delicious. My…

With so many food choices available, the farmers of CommonGround want to serve as a resource to educate families about food and farming. Get to know some of the farmers who raise food in your state.
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November 18th, 2015

The 411 on Cover Crops

By Kate Lambert Kate and her husband farm in north-central Missouri where they raise their two boys, row crops, cattle and sheep. Kate also blogs at When my husband, Matt, came back to the family farm after graduating from college, he brought with him…



At CommonGround, we are a group of farmers having conversations about the food we grow and how we produce it. We share our personal experiences, as well as science and research, to help consumers like you sort through the myths and misinformation surrounding food and farming.

CommonGround was developed by farmers through two of our national checkoffs, the United Soybean Board (USB) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). We welcome you to join the conversation – and to enjoy your food without fear.