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CommonGround – Thanking our consumers

Posted on December 1, 2011 at 8:05 AM by Iowa Corn

The holiday season is a time to be thankful and our CommonGround volunteers are thankful for the consumers who purchase the food that their families produce on their farms.  On Wednesday evening, Iowa and Nebraska CommonGround volunteers came together to “Thank Consumers” at Anthony’s Steakhouse in Omaha.

The evening offered an opportunity for moms, dads, dieticians, bloggers and friends to openly discuss facts about farming and food with the women who are helping to produce it on their family farms.  They also had the opportunity to get their nutrition and food safety questions answered by Dr. Ruth MacDonald, Department Chair of Food Science and Human at Iowa State University.
Nutrition, food and how food is raised are hot topics right now, and the conversations that happened during dinner could have gone all night long!  The goal of CommonGround is to create conversations about food and farming and between the women and Dr. MacDonald they were able to answer some great questions from everyone in attendance.
Below you will find some snippets of video from questions that Dr. MacDonald answered during the evening.
You can view more of the videos for the evening on Iowa's CommonGround YouTube channel
We are very thankful for all of the consumers that came to the event as well as CommonGround volunteers who took time out of their busy schedules to come and meet with consumers.  Farmers are truly thankful for the consumers who purchase our products at the grocery store.
We would also like to thank Dr. MacDonald for taking time out of her schedule to come and answer some tough questions from everyone who came to the event!


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