GMOs Q & A

GMOs Q & A

I have spent my entire life in agriculture! Growing up on a Nebraska family farm, we raised corn, soybeans, alfalfa, cattle and hogs. Lots of things have changed through the years, but the passion to grow and raise quality agricultural products remains. Today, my...
Food Labels Q & A

Food Labels Q & A

My husband, Beau, and I are the fourth generation (raising the fifth) to farm the Klug family’s land in Columbus, Nebraska, where we raise cattle and crops. As a CommonGround volunteer, I’m often asked questions about food and product labeling consumers see in their...
Food Myths Q & A

Food Myths Q & A

 As a farmer, I not only think about purchasing and preparing food but producing it as well. I’m Ruth Ready, and my husband, Sid, farm near Scribner, Nebraska. In addition to farming, Sid is also a high school science teacher. We have four children and four...
Facts Not Fear – GMOs

Facts Not Fear – GMOs

Meet CommonGround volunteers Karol Swan and Joan Ruskamp. Karol isn’t just a farmer — she also has a background in meat grading and certification through the United States Department of Agriculture. Joan is a farmer, a licensed veterinary technician and a...
Our Meat Products Are Back––Enjoy!

Our Meat Products Are Back––Enjoy!

A Little About Us Karol Swan and Jordan Swan have a farm near York, Nebraska. Karol, Jordan’s mother, is retired from a 32-year career with the USDA Meat Grading and Certification Branch, stationed at JBS Swift, Grand Island, Nebraska. She is currently with a...