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Bloggers meet farmers at Go Blog Social

Volunteers LaVell Winsor (left) and Laura Handke (right) chat with guests at the "Sip and Shop" event during Go Blog Social Apr. 3.

Volunteers LaVell Winsor (left) and Laura Handke (right) chat with guests at the “Sip and Shop” event during Go Blog Social Apr. 3.

Fashion and food brought new friends together at the Go Blog Social “Sip and Shop” event on Friday, Apr. 3. After a day of soaking up blogging tips, lifestyle bloggers from across the Midwest enjoyed an opportunity relax and sip on signature cocktails at the hip Berg Event Space near downtown Kansas City.

Attendees took a break from shopping and visiting with health and wellness professionals to ask their food and farming questions at the CommonGround Kansas table. Questions such as “Is grass-fed beef better?”, “Are there antibiotics in my meat?” and “Are hormones used in chicken?” were popular among attendees. Volunteers LaVell Winsor, Grantville, and Laura Handke, Atchinson, shared experiences from their farms and sent bloggers home with flexible cutting mats with food safety tips, as well as links to find science-based facts to help guide food choices.

This marks CommonGround Kansas’ second year attending the popular Go Blog Social conference, which helps attendees grow their blog and social media knowledge, connect with businesses and socialize with like-minded bloggers. Attendees had ample opportunities to learn about food and farming, as women from Kansas Farm Bureau and the Kansas Farm Food Connection also supported the event.

 

 

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Ag on the Menu

Iowa CORNucopia Tour participants included eight food bloggers from around the nation.

Iowa CORNucopia Tour participants included eight food bloggers from around the nation. The guests visited several locations in Iowa and learned about food and farming. (Photo by Successful Farming)

We recently stumbled across an interesting article titled “Ag on the Menu” in the February issue of Successful Farming. The article by Cheryl Tevis talks about how eight food bloggers from across the U.S. were invited to participate in the annual Iowa CORNucopia Tour. We were excited to see what other farm women are doing to help answer folks’ questions about food and farming. We were even more excited to see CommonGround Iowa volunteer Sara Ross was quoted in the article!

Stops on the tour included:

Check out this feature at http://www.agriculture.com/family/health/prevention/ag-on-menu_337-ar21913. Don’t forget to check out the list of the bloggers who participated in the tour and follow their blogs.

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