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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June 22nd, 2016

Grill with Confidence: 3 Ways Ranchers Raise Healthy Beef

By Teresa Dvorak Teresa is a fourth-generation rancher in North Dakota. She and her husband raise alfalfa, barley, canola, corn, oats, wheat and beef cattle along with their four young daughters.   The air smells like charcoal, and the sizzle of burgers and steaks can…

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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June 10th, 2016

National Corn on the Cob Day

By: Diane Becker Diane and her family raise alfalfa and corn near Madison, Nebraska.   Happy National Corn on the Cob Day! Are you celebrating this holiday with an ear of corn in one hand and a stick of butter in the other? I know…



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.