CommonGround is a national movement of farm women who want to share information about farming and the food they grow. Consumers in the cities and suburbs are more disconnected from farm life than ever before, and that disconnect has led to misconceptions about modern farming and the people behind it. We’re a group of North Dakota farm women working to help dispel myths and build trust in farm families again. We want to answer questions and share facts as well as our personal stories of farm life. Please join us in finding our CommonGround.
Krista’s interest in agriculture stems from riding horses during her childhood. Since she did not from grow up on a farm, her experience with agriculture is gained from the classrooms of North Dakota State University. As an animal science major, she gets to fulfill her true passion.
When Krista is not at school, you can find her working for a wheat and barley breeding company called WestBred. Any other ounce of Krista’s free time is spent walking her dogs, reading and making beaded hatbands and belts. Overall, Krista was pleased when she was asked to volunteer for CommonGround because it gives her a chance to educate her community on how important agriculture is to everyone.
Facebook: Krista Marie
Joey says most everything she is passionate about somehow ties back to agriculture. She grew up on a cattle ranch and recently moved from Iowa to Durbin, North Dakota. She serves as the director of development for the North Dakota Farm Bureau and focuses on educating children about agriculture. She also leads the group’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference. Joey and her husband live on a hobby farm and plan to raise livestock soon.
Joey is the co-advisor to the North Dakota Junior Point Show Association, which is a show livestock association. As a northern state resident, she also plans to join the local snowmobile club soon. Her other hobbies include gardening, hunting and showing livestock.
Facebook: Joey Tigges