I’m Sharon Portenier, and I ranch with my husband Keith and our daughters near Farnam, Nebraska. After nearly 36 years of raising our four daughters, row crop farming and running our cow calf operation in central Nebraska, we chose to relocate and devote our lives to ranching. Our passion for the cattle shines through in our girls’ lives. The youngest is still in high school but spends every spare minute with the cows. Our third daughter lives nearby and is involved in our operation as well as her husband’s family farm and ranch. Our older daughters are also involved in the ag industry with their husbands on family farms and ranches. It is so exciting to watch our grandchildren grow and help them learn about the importance of agriculture, how it provides for our family and how it feeds everyone around us. I have enjoyed serving as a CommonGround volunteer for five years and look forward to continuing to help inform consumers about their food choices.