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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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.
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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.