Love for the land, our families, our friends and our food – that’s what fuels our CommonGround community. Scroll down to learn where our volunteers are located, or Contact Us to get involved.
Our Farm: beef cattle, corn, cotton, oats, peanuts, sorghum, wheat
My Work: farmer, wife, mom, speech therapist
My Hobbies: arts and crafts, baking, cooking, overall fitness, photography, running
Ask Me About: animal welfare, GMO foods, sustainability
About Me: I grew up as a farmer/rancher’s daughter. Growing up, we were given responsibility, which made me think farming was the last thing I wanted to do as an adult. Tyler (my husband) and his family farmed across the road from our house. He would ride his dirt bike to their farm and try to convince me to date him. We started dating right after graduation and both moved away from home for college. It was during this time we realized what a blessing the lifestyle of farming had provided for the both of us. After graduation, we moved back to Muleshoe, TX, where we bought the house his great-grandfather built in the 1940’s. We renovated the house, and in 2015, we were able to buy the land his Great-grandfather, grandfather and dad had all farmed at one time. We are fortunate to be raising our three children in agriculture. When I am not working as a speech therapist, the kids and I are busy working alongside Tyler.
Our Farm: beef cattle, corn, cotton, oats, sorghum, vegetables, wheat
My Work: farmer, wife, mom
My Hobbies: baking, cooking, movies, photography, running
Ask Me About: animal welfare, farm ownership, sustainability
About Me: I refer to myself as a farm girl by accident. Although I grew up in a rural community, my family was not directly involved in agriculture in any way. I married my high school sweetheart who happens to be a fourth-generation Texas farmer. He and I, along with his parents, farm a variety of crops, including cotton, grain sorghum, wheat, corn, several varieties of hay and a summer vegetable garden. We also raise cattle. We are passionate about creating a sustainable farming future to pass along to our four children.
Facebook: Hamilton Farms LLC
Our Farm: beef cattle, honey bees
My Work: farmer, wife
My Hobbies: cooking, hunting, leather works, reading, sewing, theater performance
Ask Me About: organic and local food, sustainability
About Me: My husband and I are together almost all of the time. I have a wide range of interests – from ballet to traditional archery. On our farm, we are first-generation farmers, with registered Red Angus cattle and honey bees. Everything we have and do has been built from the ground up. For example, we moved onto a boat and then a bus in order to rent out our home to help with the start-up funds for our farm. We love farming, being good stewards of the land and helping others.
Facebook: Lost Oaks on the Nueces
Our Farm: beef cattle, black eyed peas, corn, cotton, edible beans, peanuts, wheat
My Work: farmer, wife, mom
My Hobbies: cooking, fitness, travel
Ask Me About: farm ownership, food prices, food safety, GMO foods, organic and local foods
About Me: Our farm is diversified in more than one way. Three generations work together on our farm to raise beef cattle and grow a variety of crops. I take it upon myself to share the truth about agriculture because there is a lot of false information out there, and I want consumers to know the facts.
Facebook: Jordan Pool Farms
Our Farm: alfalfa, corn, cotton, sorghum, wheat
My Work: farmer, wife, teacher, coach
My Hobbies: cooking, fitness, photography, travel, writing, yoga
Ask Me About: farm ownership, food prices, food safety, GMO foods, sustainability
About Me: I didn’t know much about agriculture until I met my husband at Texas Tech University and we got married. Although I’m fairly new to the farm, I’m learning more every day. Since I’ve developed a passion for agriculture, I often meet people who have never visited a farm and I feel a responsibility to connect them to how their food is really raised. If a girl like me can get on board and learn so much about agriculture so quickly, anyone can!
Our Farm: corn, cotton, sorghum, wheat
My Work: farmer, wife, mom, physical therapist
My Hobbies: baking, cooking, traveling
Ask Me About: farm ownership, food safety, GMO foods
About Me: I grew up learning about hard work, responsibility, faith, honesty, and integrity from my parents by working with cattle. My husband is a sixth-generation Texas farmer, and it is our hope and prayer that we will be able to instill the same values he learned through farm living in our children. We would love to be able to introduce both a love for land and animals to our kids through our work and way of life as farmers.
Tom Bean, Texas
Our Farm: corn, sorghum, soybeans, wheat
My Work: farmer, wife, mom, high school English teacher
My Hobbies: cooking, movies
Ask Me About: farm ownership, GMO foods, sustainability
About Me: I love all of the hats I wear: farmer, wife, mom, teacher and more! I’m involved in the Texas Classroom Teacher Association and enjoy reading in my free time. We are third-generation grain farmers, hoping to make it a fourth generation with our rambunctious little boy.