Consumer Engagement

As more and more Americans grow further removed from the farm, they have honest, understandable questions about how what they feed their family is grown and raised. NCGA’s four consumer engagement programs function independently and strategically as parts of an overall plan to achieve the greatest success in sharing the story of modern agriculture in a thoughtful, fiscally responsible manner. Through CommonGround, Corn Reputation, HungerU and the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliances, NCGA meets moms, policy elites, Gen Z and sustainability-focused influencers where they are to grow a shared understanding of farming and the importance of the technology used today.


Consumers’ questions about farming are understandable. Less than two percent of the U.S. population farm or ranch, and most Americans are now at least three generations removed from the farm.

Consumer Engagement News

May 19, 2022

RFD-TV Takes a Fresh Look at CommonGround’s Fresh Look

CommonGround continues to open the farm gate and bring together the women who grow and raise our...

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October 20, 2021

CommonGround Spotlights Ag’s Story with Food and Nutrition Experts

This week, CommonGround shared the story of American agriculture at the world’s largest meeting...

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August 19, 2021

CommonGround: Helping Consumers Say Goodbye to Mom Guilt

Women from farms across the country, along with state and national staff, came together last...

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May 4, 2021

NCGA to Farmers: Accept the Challenge 2021

With entry for the National Corn Growers Association’s National Corn Yield Contest now open,...

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May 3, 2021

Corn Farmers Launch Campaign to Open Minds, Share Sustainability Story in Washington

This Saturday, key public policy influencers in our nation’s capital met the corn farmers of...

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April 6, 2021

CommonGround Webinar Series Offers Insight, Connection

While volunteers from across the country have not been able to meet in person nationally,

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March 29, 2021

Farmers Share Sustainability Story with Food Industry Leaders

More than 200 high-level innovators in the food and beverage industry explored the challenges...

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November 30, 2020

Registration for Mom Meals: Holiday Edition Now Open

Bringing the holiday magic alive this season can feel daunting, but the farm women of

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November 16, 2020

CommonGround Celebrates 10 Years of Breaking Barriers, Building Trust

CommonGround, a group of women farmers planting seeds of trust through conversations with...

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September 21, 2020

NCGA Joins in University Dialogue on the Future of Food

National Corn Growers Association CEO Jon Doggett participated in the first session of the Farm...

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September 17, 2020

CommonGround Takes Cooking, Conversations to Kitchens Across the Country

CommonGround hosted a virtual cooking class for consumers, made possible through St. Paul,...

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July 16, 2020

New Video Celebrates CommonGround Volunteers

As CommonGround approaches its tenth year of programming, the National Corn Growers Association...

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July 14, 2020

NCGA Mid-Year Report Offers Look at Efforts to Help Corn Farmers Meet the Challenges of 2020

Despite marketing and economic challenges and a pandemic, farmer leaders of National Corn...

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June 30, 2020

HungerU Innovates to Broaden Educational Outreach

While classrooms have moved into our kitchens for months now, the HungerU, a program platform of...

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June 11, 2020

CommonGround Volunteers Keep Consumer Conversations Going

While CommonGround volunteers across the country may not be hosting large events this summer,...

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February 4, 2020

NCGA’s Annual Report Reflects On Significant Wins Amidst Challenging Times

The National Corn Growers Association’s Ann ual Report for the 2019 fiscal year is now available...

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