Ask A Farmer
Have you ever wondered who is growing your food and if it’s safe? At CommonGround, we help you find the answers.Play Video
Thriving on Trust
Are you curious about the welfare of cattle raised for the beef we eat? This video, featuring CommonGround volunteer Kelsey Pope and her mom, Cindy Frasier, offers an inside perspective on the interdependent relationship that ranchers have with their herd.Play Video
Not a "Latte"
Do you have questions about the amount of pesticide farmers use on their crops? The answer, explained here by North Dakota farmer and CommonGround volunteer Sarah Wilson, may surprise you.Play Video
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.
September 9th, 2016
Switch It Up: 4 ways crop rotation helps our farm be sustainable
Kyla Hamilton and her husband, a fifth-generation farmer, grow corn, cotton, oats, sorghum, vegetables and wheat, and raise beef cattle on their farm in western Texas. If you ever find yourself in a rut, it always seems helpful to switch up your routine. Take…
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.Your Community
September 8th, 2016
From Cow to Carton: The path milk takes to your grocery store cooler
By Daphne Holterman Daphne and her husband Lloyd are 4th-generation Wisconsin dairy farmers who milk about 850 cows and grow alfalfa hay and corn on their farm, Rosy Lane Holsteins. Daphne wants consumers to know they care about producing a safe, healthy, wholesome food supply. …
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.