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.
August 16th, 2017
Buying Local…at the Grocery Store
By Jennie Schmidt Climate and soil type are two of the major factors that determine what crops I grow on my Maryland farm. In addition, infrastructure plays a big role. Clearly, we have to have the proper growing conditions, but after those, infrastructure plays the…
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
August 7th, 2017
Farmer Practices Protect Community Water
Elsie and her husband, Chad, are raising two children along with soybeans, corn, wheat and milo in Tom Bean, TX. Water is on my mind constantly. I think about the streams and creeks that run through my community and carry water to our lakes and…
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.