CommonGround launched a new video highlighting how farmers care for the environment and why they take more and more steps to increase sustainability on their farms. The short piece and accompanying blog posts, which feature Nebraska CommonGround volunteer Diane Karr, help consumers looking for the story behind their food.
Showcasing the many practices farmers use to improve air, water and soil on their own unique farms, the video addresses the environmental issues of interest to consumers. It highlights their deep passion for agriculture, as well as the wide array of technologies and practices America’s farmers choose from when tailoring the precise plan that works for their farm. Karr opens her farm and her front door to allow consumers in to see the farm and family she loves while she shares the values and future aspirations that guide everything she does.
Along with the video, Karr shared more detailed information on some of the practices and technologies she, and many farmers like her, choose in their constant efforts to evolve and improve.
To read “Conservation Tillage Improves Sustainability, Crop Performance,” click here. To read “Precision Agriculture: Finding the Right Recipe for Sustainable Farming,” click here.
CommonGround is a grassroots movement to foster conversation among women – on farms and in cities – about where our food comes from. The National Corn Growers Association, United Soybean Board and their state affiliates developed CommonGround to give farm women the opportunity to engage with consumers using a wide range of activities. Now active in 21 states with more than 200 volunteers, the grassroots movement continues to grow. Through more than one billion conversations over the past seven years, CommonGround brings women together to foster understanding and create trust in modern farming and ranching.
NCGA is taking a series of actions to do our part to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic fallout it is creating for corn farmers and our customers. Short term, this means instituting policies to protect the health and safety of our stakeholders and the broader communities we serve. Long term, we’re focused on creating solutions to help corn farmers and our customers recover from the financial impacts of this crisis.
CommonGround is a group of farmers connecting with consumers through conversations about science and research and personal stories about food and misinformation surrounding farming. Supported by the NCGA and state corn organizations.
The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformation in agriculture through improved soil health. Administered by NCGA the partnership has more than 220 working farms enrolled in 16 states. SHP’s mission is to utilize science and data to partner with farmers who are adopting conservation agricultural practices that improve the economic and environmental sustainability of the farm.