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You’re invited to explore how food is grown and produced in North Dakota and to also meet the farmers who make it happen; 24/7, 365 days a year.

At CommonGround North Dakota we celebrate farm families. We also extend invitations to events and activities to help unite rural and urban communities. Ultimately, our goal is to provide information and experiences to help you and your family make informed food choices. Let’s get together and find our common ground.

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PAST EVENTS

Holiday Traditions Recipe Contest – Rules & Guidelines

Send in your favorite holiday sweet treat recipe, one that has been passed down from a previous generation, or one that you have passed down to younger generations to be eligible for a $200 VISA gift card prize! The recipe can come from a family member, or a friend - as long as it has been shared across a generation. Each entry must include a photo of the treat, as well as a short story about the heritage and tradition of the recipe. For this contest, the story is as important as the recipe, and should range from one to three paragraphs (approx. 50 to 200 words, max). You have until Monday, December 9, 2019, to submit your holiday recipe to us via email. The winner of the contest will be announced on CGND's blog and social media platforms on Friday, December 20, 2019.

Dinner in the Valley | Valley City, N.D.

The Valley City Chamber Ag Committee held its 3rd Annual Dinner in the Valley on Monday, September 9, 2019, at the Sheyenne Riverbend Farm, south of Valley City, North Dakota. The dinner was held at an open countryside event center with symbols of home, faith and community. At the event location stood the Farmhouse, the Chapel, Gazebo, and the School House. This is where families in the community are known to gather and enjoy spending time remembering the past, healing old wounds and growing new memories for the future.

Ag Adventure Day | Fargo, N.D.

Agriculture Adventure Day at the Red River Zoo in Fargo was on Saturday, August 17! Kids received FREE admission and there was also a FREE lunch for all while supplies lasted! Attendees were able to view the modern agriculture exhibit which features a giant soil climbing wall, life size crops, biodiesel and ethanol pumps, an export game and a farmer’s shop. Also, there was plenty of activities for families to enjoy such as Penny and Pals, Suzie Soybean and Bob the Cob, digging for worms, face painting, seed bins and entertaining games that were held throughout the event.

Farmland to Fine Dining | Bismarck, N.D.

Attendees enjoyed an elegant dinner comprised of local farm-fresh ingredients prepared by Terra Nomad, on linen-covered tables with bottles of wine which have been carefully paired with the meal, all served outside in a farm field in the heart of an agricultural setting to enhance the dining experience.

Dinner on the Prairie | Minot, N.D.

The inaugural Dinner on the Prairie, in partnership with Common Ground North Dakota and many sponsors, was held this July at South Prairie. The excitement for such an event near Minot was credible, bringing forth a well-attended and memorable event. The mission of Dinner on the Prairie was to bring together a group of farmers, ranchers, educators and agriculturists to empower and educate people to feel confident about their food decisions and showcase the diversity of North Dakota agriculture.

Dairy Day at Dr. Dawn’s Pet Stop | Jamestown, N.D.

Kids and adults learned more about dairy farming with hands-on activities during the eighth annual Dairy Day held at Dr. Dawn’s Pet Stop in Jamestown, North Dakota. Approximately 500 kids and adults attended the event on June 20, 2019.

Baby Goat Yoga | Jamestown, N.D.

Now in its second year, Baby Goat Yoga is bringing consumers in the Jamestown, N.D. area a unique way to experience farm life.

2019 Banquet in a Field Western Style | Belfield, N.D.

In the beginning of July, CGND partnered with the Dickinson Chamber Agriculture Committee to host the 2nd Annual Banquet in a Field Western Style event.
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