(Posted Thu. Jul 21st, 2011)
July 21: Today, women are gathering from across the Corn Belt in St. Louis to share their experiences and ideas at the CommonGround Shared Voices Summit in St. Louis, Mo. This summit, hosted by the National Corn Growers Association and United Soybean Board, will provide veteran participants the opportunity to share their experiences and hone their social media skills while introducing new volunteers to the program.
Beginning today and running through Saturday afternoon, the program will feature a variety of guest speakers and many hands-on activities designed to maximize the women’s online presence. NCGA CEO Rick Tolman will welcome the group, leading off the experience with an opportunity for the women to discuss the misconceptions about agriculture they wish most to correct. This summit serves as the kickoff event as new states including Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Maryland, Ohio and South Carolina launch their participation in this movement.
CommonGround is a program to increase awareness among urban and suburban consumers of the value of modern production agriculture in their lives. As the name implies, the program emphasizes that urban and farm families share the same values and concerns and that urban consumers can trust the process and the people that provide their food.
CommonGround is a collaboration between the United Soybean Board and NCGA, built upon positive messages and personal stories that promote modern agriculture of all kinds.
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