Miranda Leis was elected chairwoman of the Wisconsin Board of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Jan. 19, only the second woman to hold the chair position in the 119-year history of the panel.
No point telling Rich and Carol Radtke it can’t be done. Bankers tried. Seven years later, the Radtkes are proving at Prairie’s Edge Organic Dairy that it is possible to make a living on a 160-acre farm in the era of ‘get big or get out.’
If any industry is tuned in to the needs, desires, and overall well-being of its workforce, it’s the health and wellness industry. Many of these companies go the distance for their employees to create an environment that is relaxing and inspiring. They provide free gym memberships, visits from massage therapists and chiropractors, and monthly deliveries of fresh fruits and vegetables, and they’re generous with opportunities to work remotely. The healthy values they espouse are focused inward as well as outward.
Here you'll find the complete ranking of companies in this year’s Best Places to Work package from Outside Magazine. Organic Valley ranking number 38 of 100.
The White House recently recognized 12 Champions of Change for their leadership in sustainable and climate-smart agriculture. This week we will meet them through their USDA Regional Climate Hub, starting with the Midwest’s Loretta Jaus, Erin Fitzgerald Sexson and Timothy Smith.
Martin Jaus said he was pretty busy farming Monday afternoon, but he did take some time to watch part of the livestream coverage of his wife at the White House.
Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, conducted its annual meeting, which drew nearly 400 farmer-owners to La Crosse, Wisconsin. Several of the farmers hailed from Vermont.
Chris and Alan Hoffner, owners of Hoffner Organic Farm, decided to stop using chemicals of any kind on their farm in February 2005. Their families are invested in organic farming and active in the farm life, as well. Since joining Organic Valley, a farmer owned co-op, those family members have often been part of the promotion efforts of the company.
The endowed chair will be made possible by a $1 million combined gift from Clif Bar, a maker of sports nutrition products, and Organic Valley, a farmer cooperative in La Farge.
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