Posted on July 18, 2011 at 8:34 AM by Iowa Corn
Jill Vander Veen, who is a CommonGround volunteer here in Iowa, also happens to be a member of our I-LEAD Class V (http://www.iowacorn.org/index.cfm?nodeID=31482&audienceID=1). Last week the class went on an Ag Study Mission to learn more about agriculture in the Pacific Northwest.
Jill says " I think the group agreed that we found common ground with the different farms that we studied. The farms in Washington and Oregon that were part of our mission are very labor intensive and yet still deal with many of the same issues that our Midwestern farmers deal with."