CommonGround Iowa

CommonGround is based on the idea that we need to make food and farming more personal. As consumers get further away from the farm, the more questions they have.

Their trust in farming increases when they understand that real families are raising their food and that they share common values and expectations.

Women who bridge the gap between farmers and consumers

CommonGround Committees

Social Media Committee

Efforts are focused on growing a social media following to tell the story of agriculture and the families that work every day to provide the nation with a steady food and fuel supply.

Media/PR Committee

Work to continue agricultural outreach through new releases, articles, TV segments, radio slots, etc.

Events Committee

Plan and execute events to promote the CommonGround group and the volunteers that love to tell their personal agriculture stories while truly connecting with moms on the farm to fork journey.

Current Volunteers

Cassie Cannon, Prairie City

Lisa Kubik, Traer

Katie Olthoff, Stanhope

Rachel Yaley, Mt. Union

Aimee Bissell, Bedford

Laura Cunningham, Nora Springs

Paige Hepp, Rockwell City

Amber Kohlhaas, Algona

Mary Lauver, Lohrville

Sara Preston, Swea City

Ashley Recknor, Britt

Amy Tlach, Prole

Ashley Kaldenberg, Albia

Kerri Bell, Keota

Kellie Blair, Dayton

Lynn Bolin, Clarksville

Abbie Johnson, Floyd

Joan Maxwell, Donahue

Keisha Thompson, Milo

Julie Van Manen, Kellogg

Nicole Woodley, Clarion

Megan Alliger, Gowrie

Paula Ellis, Donnellson

Stephanie Haywood, Albia

Val Plagge, Latimer

Pat Swanson, Ottumwa

Chelsea Engel, Arlington

Shea Greiner, Bloomfield

Sydney Sorensen, Afton

Allie Wise, Decorah

Interested in volunteering with CommonGround Iowa?

Complete the brief form below. Please direct additional questions to Kennady Henry, producer services coordinator, at or 515-491-3539.