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The Balancing Act to tape a two-segment series discussing food topics most important to today’s farmer. The segments, which will air later this spring on Lifetime TV, will acquaint women across the country with the farm women who grow and …">

(Posted Thu. Feb 12th, 2015)

CommonGround volunteers hit the studios for popular morning show The Balancing Act to tape a two-segment series discussing food topics most important to today’s farmer. The segments, which will air later this spring on Lifetime TV, will acquaint women across the country with the farm women who grow and raise the food for all of America’s families.

 

“We are thrilled to work with The Balancing Act to create television that will address topics that concern the families who buy food that ours grow,” said Julie Kenney, a CommonGround volunteer who farms in Iowa. “All of us have so many common bonds; we all have a particular interest in food, in sharing our story, and in doing what is best for our families. There is such a strong desire here to really delve into every aspect of American food and, as farmers, we bring a unique perspective on issues like GMOs, organics and the local food movement to an audience that is hungry to hear from women who share their experience and concerns with first-hand knowledge on these subjects.”

 

In addition to Kenney, whose interview focused on the important way GMOs benefit both farmers and U.S. families, Colorado rancher Kelsey Pope taped a segment on the safety and importance of proper antibiotic use in livestock. These interviews focused on bringing American farmers into your kitchen, the real story on food prices and how farmers raise and grow safe, healthy food for our families.

 

This special opportunity to reach millions of the women who make a vast majority of America’s grocery purchasing decisions builds upon a four-part series that aired in the winter of 2013 and early in 2014.

 

The Balancing Act empowers women in all aspects of their lives, striving to help today’s modern women balance it all by bringing them exceptional solutions to everyday problems. Working together, CommonGround and The Balancing Act, which recently entered national syndication, will provide both immediate information and an ongoing resource for women with questions about the food they feed their families.

 

CommonGround was founded by the National Corn Growers Association, the United Soybean Board and their state affiliates to start a conversation about food between the women who grow it and the women who buy it. Now in its fifth year, CommonGround brings more than 130 of America’s farm women to the table for food discussions and helps consumers eat fearlessly.

 

To learn more about CommonGround, click here.