Let’s talk food and farming together.

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Meet Minnesota's Farm Families

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We are Minnesota women in agriculture who volunteer our time to have conversations around food and farming.

We’re informative.

No matter what food choices you make for your family, know we’re here to simply be a resource.

Nothing to fear here.

Food brings out the passion in people. We strive to be positive, and provide opportunities for open dialogue.

Straight from the source.

We are women in agriculture from across the state of Minnesota, and look forward to sharing our personal experiences on the farm.

VIDEOS

Watch as we talk food, farming, family and more.

Tour our farms, and learn more about agriculture in Minnesota and the food and farming topics that matter to you.

The Liebensteins / Wolf Creek Dairy

A Day at the Dairy Farm

The Bieglers / Biegler Family Farms

Farming and Food Choices

Angela Guentzel / Guentzel Family Farms

Ag and Innovation

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We are CommonGround

Meet the volunteers

Lori Patnode Corcoran, MN
Meet Lori

Lori Patnode Corcoran, MN

Lauren Biegler Lake Wilson, MN
Meet Lauren

Lauren Biegler Lake Wilson, MN

Rachel Gray Blackduck, MN
Meet Rachel

Rachel Gray Blackduck, MN

Sara Kern Eden Valley, MN
Meet Sara

Sara Kern Eden Valley, MN

DID YOU KNOW

Nationally, 36% of all farmers are women.

DID YOU KNOW

96% of farms and ranches in Minnesota are family owned.

DID YOU KNOW

The average Minnesota farm is 354 acres. One acre is approximately the size of a football field.

FOOD FAQ

Questions? Ask a farmer.

Are local foods more sustainable?

Are local foods more sustainable?

Buying local helps to support area farmers, but does not guarantee that your purchase supports sustainability. Only 20 percent of U.S. farmland is located...

How much weed killer do farmers use to spray their crops?

How much weed killer do farmers use to spray their crops?

Sprayer tanks, used to distribute weed killer across fields, are mostly filled with water, which is mixed with a small amount of weed killer...

How do I know my food is safe?

How do I know my food is safe?

Most cases of food-borne illness can be prevented with proper processing, handling and cooking to destroy bacteria that cause food-borne illness...

What are Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)?

What are Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)?

GMO crops are created to achieve a desired trait, such as resistance to a pest or tolerance to drought conditions. There are ten GMO crops...

Should I be worried about antibiotics in my meat?

Should I be worried about antibiotics in my meat?

The FDA does not allow meat to be sold with traces of antibiotics above strict safety limits. The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service performs scheduled, but random, testing...

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