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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November 28th, 2017

Finding Common Ground Between Human and Crop Nutrition

Jennie Schmidt has a unique perspective on food. She’s a registered dietitian. She’s a mother. She’s a CommonGround volunteer. And she’s a Maryland farmer who grows everything from corn and soybeans (both genetically-engineered and non-GMO/Conventional previously certified organic) to tomatoes, green beans and wine-grapes. Jennie…

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

November 16th, 2017

City or Farm, Moms Aren’t that Different

By Sarah Wilson Sarah and her husband, Jeremy, are raising three children, along with corn, wheat, soybeans, rye and a variety of cover crops (including radishes and turnips) in Jamestown, North Dakota. If you live in one of America’s cities, there’s a good chance you…



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.