DawnWritten by Dawn Caldwell

Many people are concerned about “factory farms” taking over family farms today. The term “factory farm” is most often used by critics of modern production agriculture. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports the vast majority of farms and ranches in the United States are family owned and operated – in fact, 96 percent of the 2.2 million farms in the United States are family farms – that includes my family farm!

And we want to remain viable and sustainable to pass down our farm to the next generation. Speaking of the next generation, this recipe is one of my son, Emmet’s favorites! I’m sure he wouldn’t mind passing down this recipe as well. 

Snicker Apple Salad



3-4 apples (cored) we really like to use Gala or Honeycrisp and maybe one Granny Smith
3-4 Snicker candy bars
1 sm. box instant vanilla pudding
1 12oz carton Cool Whip






1. Cut apples and Snicker bars into bite-sized pieces.

cut-apples2. Stir pudding mix into the Cool Whip. 


3. Fold the apples and Snickers into the Cool Whip mixture. 


4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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CommonGround is a farmer-driven, volunteer program created to clear up misconceptions and enhance the trust and awareness among urban consumers for today’s agriculture. CommonGround serves as a partnership between the nation’s soybean and corn checkoffs. To learn more about CommonGround, visit www.findourcommonground.com, and learn more about the farm women involved in CommonGround Nebraska at www.CommonGroundNebraska.com.