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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July 8th, 2016

Can We Eat Like Our Ancestors?

Kelly Marshall is a busy farm mom who raises row crops and a garden near Maysville, Missouri.   Springtime is my favorite time of year. Partly because of the promise it holds on a farm, but mostly because it means I can get into 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.
Your Community

July 1st, 2016

No Pests Bugging Me This Summer!

By Kate Lambert Kate and her husband raise cattle, corn, sheep and soybeans on their farm in Laclede, Missouri.   Summer is finally here. It’s a season associated with sunshine, picnics and barbecues, and cold lemonade on a hot day. There’s a lot to love…



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.