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.
February 15th, 2017
Farming at the Mercy of Mother Nature
By Jennifer Poltermann In addition to raising three children and helping out on her husband’s fourth-generation Wisconsin grain and hog farm, Jennifer owns her own crop insurance business. It’s human nature to complain about the weather. Rain can thwart our outdoor plans. Snow makes driving…
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
February 8th, 2017
Break the Ice with a Kansas Dairy Farmer
Break the Ice with a Kansas Dairy Farmer How she is caring for her cows this winter Melissa is a fourth-generation Kansas dairy farmer who farms alongside seven other family members at Hildebrand Farms Dairy. She cares for a 150-head herd and processing milk on-site. Her…
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.