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The Iowa Corn Growers Association is proud to serve our more than 8,000 farmer members across the state. These members are the backbone of our organization and we like to introduce you to those that continue to make this organization great. This month, meet Andy and Abbie Johnson, Iowa Corn members from Northern Iowa who seized an opportunity to educate young professionals by helping to found the North Iowa Professionals in Agriculture group.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Brandon Maier was born, raised and educated in Iowa. He graduated from Iowa State University in 2013 with a degree in Agricultural Studies.
His passion for agriculture began at a young age growing up on a 1,200 acre family farm outside of Eagle Grove, Iowa. During his junior year at Iowa State, Brandon began his own trenching and excavating business as a way of entering into the family farming operation. Overtime his business has grown tremendously; making him a dirt mover by day, farmer by night.
Outside of work, Brandon is a die-hard cyclone fan, sports enthusiast and has a passion for aviation.
Monday, August 24, 2015
“Do organic livestock farmers use antibiotics if their animals are sick?”
“Do grain-fed cattle get sick more often than grass fed?”
“Where can I find trustworthy information on GMOs?”
“Do you buy organic apples?”
These are just a few of the questions that visitors to the Downtown Des Moines Farmer’s Market asked CommonGround volunteers Jan Stillman, Nicole Yoder and Julie Van Manen in July.
CommonGround is a grassroots organization funded by the corn and soybean checkoffs. More than 160 farm women across the country, representing all types of agriculture, volunteer to answer questions and provide information about food and farming.
CommonGround volunteers use their experience on the farm, as well as credible 3rd party data, to answer questions like the ones asked by farmer’s market shoppers. Volunteers also answer questions and share info online, through the CommonGround website and their own personal blogs.
Many of the shoppers who stopped at the CommonGround booth on the corner of 2nd and Court also signed up for the monthly email newsletter. The newsletter covers hot topics in food and farming from a farm woman’s perspective, and includes recipes from the farm-women volunteers.
Visit the CommonGround website to learn more about the program and click “Stay Connected” to sign up for your Fearless Food updates.
CommonGround Iowa will be back at the Downtown Des Moines Farmer's Market on Saturday, August 29!
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
|Collegiate Advisory Team touring Delmarva Farms|
The second farm tour of the day was at Clovelly Farms and Vineyard. The Midwesterners felt right at home when they were given a tour of the farm riding on a hay rack. Clovelly Farms is a diversified farm that grows several hundred acres of trees, row crops and grapes which are harvested and sent off location to be made into wine.
|CAT Members attend the National Corn Congress|