Tuesday, February 7, 2012


DSC01146I was in Charleston, SC the end of last week and this weekend for the Shared Voices Conference for the CommonGround movement. I am a co-coordinator of CommonGround Nebraska, and my mom is a new volunteer for CommonGround Colorado.

CommonGround is a movement of a group of farm women to get the conversation started about where food is coming from. Consumers aren't getting the real story about American agriculture and the volunteer farm & ranch women plan to change that by starting a conversation between women who grow food, and the women who buy it. It really was a great conference to give the volunteer women the tools and resources they need to talk to consumers.

But while we were there, we had some free time to get a feel for the city.DSC01129DSC01132DSC01168DSC01177DSC01204DSC01191DSC01224

While strolling by the College of Charleston, we found the Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity house – I was a Theta at K-State, so it was so fun to see this house, especially since it was painted up in Theta colors!


You can see all of my pictures on my online album.

We also learned some neat things about South Carolina agriculture (like about tobacco and indigo!), and my fellow corn-colleague, Megan, from Indiana, summed it up great in her blog that you can read here.

Now I’m headed out to Charlotte, NC for some work meetings with NASCAR/American Ethanol, then  home for a day before I head to Panama City, Panama for the U.S. Grains Council International Marketing Conference.


Melissa said...

Oh how fun that trip would have been especially with Momma Frasier! I don't work in ag, but I am really intrigued by the volunteer concept of this group because I am still wanting to contribute to the industry. Is there criteria you have to meet to join or is there such thing in Missouri?

Megan said...

Thanks for the shout-out! Love your photos too. It was a great time.