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CommonGround is based on the idea that we need to make food and farming personal. When consumers understand that real families are raising their food and that they share common values and expectations, they have more trust in farming.

CommonGround is an important program for Iowa Corn and other partners because as consumers get further away from the farm, the more questions they have about the food they feed their families.

This program is a joint partnership between Iowa Corn, the Iowa Soybean Association and the National Corn Growers Association. These women have been chosen to represent Iowa in this national campaign to talk to the consumer.

  • Abbie Johnson, Floyd

  • Aimee Bissell, Bedford

  • Allie Wise, Decorah

  • Amber Kohlhaas, Algona

  • Amy Tlach, Prole

  • April Hemmes, Hampton

  • Ashley Recknor, Clarion

  • Ashley Kaldenberg, Albia

  • Cassie Cannon, Prairie City

  • Corinee Rowe, Dallas Center

  • Joan Maxwell, Donahue

  • Julie Van Manen, Kellogg

  • Katie Olthoff, Stanhope

  • Keisha Thompson, Milo

  • Kellie Blair, Dayton

  • Kerri Bell, Keota

  • Laura Cunningham, Nora Springs

  • Lisa Kubik, Traer

  • Lynn Bolin, Clarksville

  • Mary Lauver, Lohrville

  • Megan Alliger, Gowrie

  • Nicole Woodley, Clarion

  • Paige Hepp, Rockwell City

  • Pat Swanson, Ottumwa

  • Paula Ellis, Donnellson

  • Sara Preston, Swea City

  • Shea Greiner, Bloomfield

  • Stephanie Haywood, Albia

  • Sydney Sorensen, Afton

  • Val Plagge, Latimer

The goal is to create awareness and put a face to farm families, while talking to women who are purchasing the food for their families.

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