Mike Bedessem has been employed by Organic Valley as Chief Financial Officer since 1994. He has over 30 years of financial and information systems management experience with both regional and national firms.
As Chief Financial Officer of Organic Valley, Mike is responsible for Accounting, Finance, and Information Resources. He is committed to creating an environmentally sustainable and healthy food supply by enabling farmers and consumers to mutually support each other through their actions of growing and buying organic food.
Mike was a member of Cooperative Regions of Organic Producer Pools (CROPP), the farmer-owned cooperative that operates under the Organic Valley brand, from 1990-1997. As a member of CROPP, he was an owner and manager of Turkey Ridge Organic Orchard in Gays Mills, Wisconsin. Mike also served on the Board of Directors for Organic Valley from 1992-1994.
For the past 12 years, Mike has served as a school board member for the North Crawford School Board in Crawford County, Wisconsin. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from St. Mary's College in Winona, Minnesota.
Mike and in his wife, Loriann, are completing the process of raising five children in Gays Mills, Wisconsin.