OV Sustainability

As an organic farmer-owned cooperative, sustainability has been ingrained in our mission from the start. We will always work to fulfill our mission in all its intentions and continually learn as we go. This is our pledge to our members, employees, communities and future generations.

We are grateful to be on this mission and to all of you who share in this duty with us. From the farm fields to our business facilities to the grocery aisles, each choice is connected to the whole—organic in the truest sense.

The Organic Valley Sustainability Report

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“The United Nations has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils. This is very exciting for our cooperative because we’ve built this business literally from the soil up. Did you know that one handful of healthy soil contains more living organisms than there are people on earth? When you think about the hundreds of thousands of acres collectively stewarded on our family farms, that’s a lot of life in our hands.”
- George Siemon, C-E-I-E-I-O of CROPP Cooperative/Organic Valley

Transparency allows us to keep our eye on the big picture of environmental and economic sustainability that our mission demands. Check out our Sustainability Report to learn about our cooperative’s ongoing efforts.

Organic Dairy as a Sustainable System

This beautiful short film by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy describes how Virginia Organic Valley famer-owner Terry Ingram is harnessing the clean power of the sun and grass to eliminate the need for fossil fuels on his farm and to create earth-friendly economic stability - and delicious grass-fed milk!

Addressing Climate Change with Biodiversity

Our warming climate has altered precipitation patterns, making climate uncertainty one of the biggest challenges our farmers will face in the coming century. See how Minnesota Organic Valley farmer-owners Martin and Loretta Jaus combat eroding soil through on-farm biodiversity to make it more resilient in the increasing incidences of drought and flood.

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