Elaine Farley-Zoucha

Elaine Farley-Zoucha

Columbus, Nebraska
I grew up a “Navy brat” living on the East Coast until my dad retired from the U.S. Navy. When I was in sixth grade, we relocated to his hometown of Schuyler. I will never forget our first day in Nebraska. I had never seen so much corn! Growing up in a farming community, I thought I knew farming, but I was wrong. It wasn’t until I married my husband, Troy, that I truly learned the blessings and struggles of farming and grew to love it. I became involved with CommonGround in 2015 after attending one of their ag tours. As a chef and registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), it was the perfect fit. There are so many misconceptions about agricultural practices. As a farmer’s wife and RDN, I feel that it is my responsibility to educate people on the truths of how farmers keep the food we produce safe. I am honored to be a farmer’s wife and feel blessed to raise my sons, Nicholas and Grant, on my husband’s family farm.