CommonGround Nebraska is a movement of farm women dedicated to connecting with consumers and sharing information about how their food is grown and raised. Through experiences on their farms, as well as science and research, CommonGround volunteers are on a mission to help you make your food decisions based on facts — not fear.
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Dairy farmer Melisa Konecky from Wahoo, Nebraska, and poultry producer Karah Perdue from York, Nebraska, address concerns about how our food is raised. Dawn Caldwell, a farmer near Edgar, Nebraska, and Joan Ruskamp, a feedlot owner with a background in veterinary science from Dodge, Nebraska, focus on misconceptions surrounding hormone and antibiotic use in the livestock industry. Sharon Portenier, a rancher from Farnam, Nebraska, explains the difference between grass-fed and grain-fed beef.
The truth is, more is being done than you might think to ensure the answer to that question is always yes. Karol Swan, from York, Nebraska, with a background in meat grading and certification and Deb Lundeen, a registered dietician and farmer from Minden, Nebraska, answer our many questions about food labels, genetic technology and celebrating choice.
CornsTalk is a newsletter produced by the Nebraska Corn Board that covers important subjects and provides regular updates on various programs of interest to consumers, corn growers and others. Browse online articles and previous editions of the full newsletter below!
“Farm-to-table” – or “farm-to-fork” – is a growing social movement that promotes serving locally grown food in restaurants and school cafeterias. But it’s not just about proximity. The movement is also driven by an emphasis on food safety, freshness and traceability – or the ability to track where your food came from.