Saturday, August 1, 2015

World Wisdom: Common Ground ND Banquet in a Fild

CommonGround North Dakota is hosting its second annual Banquet in a Field (#BanquetInAField15) event on Tuesday, August 4 to ignite conversations about North Dakota food and farming among the people of Cass County and Fargo community. Located at Peterson Farms Seed, near Harwood, N.D., Banquet in a Field is to create open dialogue between women who grow food and the women who buy it. The dinner, featuring 11 crops and three meats all from North Dakota farms, will educate guests of the contribution local agriculture has on the state and give attendees the chance to connect with CommonGround volunteers, the women who work to bring clarity to discussions about food and farming.

As part of the event, there is a designated media tent where four CommonGround North Dakota farm volunteers  (listed below) will be available for interviews – fielding questions about farm living, farm practices and food production. 
  • Who: CommonGround North Dakota farm representatives available for interviews –  including Julie Peterson, farm hostess of Peterson Farms Seed, Teresa Dvorak of Manning, N.D.; Katie Pinke of Wishek, N.D.; Ronda Throener of Cogswell, N.D.; Tracie Wiegel of Lehr, N.D.; Sarah Wilson of Jamestown, N.D.; and Polly Ulrich of Ashley, N.D.
  • What: Interview and photo opportunity at Banquet on a Field to discuss North Dakota farming practices and food production with five farming women.
  • When: Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015; farm women (listed above) will be available in the designated media tent 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Peterson Farms Seed -- 3104 164th Ave SE, Harwood, ND 58042

Follow the #BanquetInAField15 on Twitter and Instagram for event updates and photos.

Banquet in a Field is supported by a broad-based coalition of organizations including AdFarm, AgCountry, Napoleon Livestock, North Dakota Beef Commission, North Dakota FFA Foundation, North Dakota Corn Growers Association, North Dakota Lamb & Wool Producers Association, North Dakota Pork Council, North Dakota Soybean Council, North Dakota Soybean Growers Association, North Dakota Wheat Commission, Northarvest Bean Growers Association, Peterson Farms Seed and Sarello’s Culinary Events and Meeting Center.

About CommonGround North Dakota
A CommonGround is a national movement of farm women who want to share information about farming and the food they grow. Consumers in the cities and suburbs are more disconnected from farm life than ever before, and that disconnect has led to misconceptions about modern farming and the people behind it. CommonGround is a group of North Dakota farm women working to help dispel myths and build trust in farm families again.

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