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March 1, 2011
CommonGround launched in Lincoln
By: Drew Guiney
The CommonGround program was recently launched at the Lincoln, NE HyVee on 84th and Holdrege. Here is a look at the three women who are making the connection easier between farmers and consumers.
Shana Beattie of Sumner, NE
“With active kids and the farm, time is a precious commodity. Yet, I’m passionate about agriculture and want other women to understand that I’m just like them, that I buy the same things they do and want healthy and safe food. I’m looking forward to sharing my story with other women who are in the same place as me, who are working their tails off and hoping for an extra five minutes in the day.”
Dawn Caldwell of Edgar, NE
“It’s really important that today’s consumers put a face with their food. The women working with CommonGround can be that face, we can give that sense of security and woman-to-woman confidence for what they are doing for their family because it’s the same thing that we’re doing for our families.
Kristen Eggerling of Martell, NE
“Every decision we make on the farm is well thought out. Our first concern is for the land because it allows us to do our jobs. When we make decisions, we’re making decisions for our own family, too, not just those who buy our products. We eat the same foods and drunk the same water as everyone else.”