Making a Connection
“I really think that it is easy to connect with people living in completely different circumstances because ultimately our wants and desires and the things that we care about are the same. We typically can find a common ground somewhere in there.”
– Addie Yoder, Missouri farmer and mom
Ask A Farmer
Have you ever wondered who is growing your food and if it’s safe? At CommonGround, we help you find the answers.Play Video
Thriving on Trust
Are you curious about the welfare of cattle raised for the beef we eat? This video, featuring CommonGround volunteer Kelsey Pope and her mom, Cindy Frasier, offers an inside perspective on the interdependent relationship that ranchers have with their herd.Play Video
Not a "Latte"
Do you have questions about the amount of pesticide farmers use on their crops? The answer, explained here by North Dakota farmer and CommonGround volunteer Sarah Wilson, may surprise you.Play Video
Land is Love
What are U.S. farmers doing to protect the environment? Hear the answer from CommonGround volunteer, Diane Karr, and the reasons why farmers are taking steps to become more and more sustainable.Play Video
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.
January 4th, 2018
Friday Night Lights
By Deb Gangwish Deb Gangwish and her husband Paul have raised five children, row crops and livestock on their family farm in Shelton, Nebraska. “Friday Night Lights.” This common phrase is one that most moms associate with bright stadium lights over a high school football…
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 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…
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 our national corn checkoff, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). We welcome you to join the conversation – and to enjoy your food without fear.