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Tom and Irene Frantzen Receive Sustainable Agriculture Achievement Award
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January 05, 2011

Practical Farmers of Iowa announces its 2011 Sustainable Agriculture Achievement Award winners Tom and Irene Frantzen of New Hampton, Iowa. Practical Farmers of Iowa grants this award annually to someone who has been most influential in creating vibrant communities, healthful food and diverse farms. read more…

Frantzen takes steps to start farming
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January 04, 2011

James Frantzen wants to farm. He knows it won't be easy, but he and his parents are doing what it takes to make it happen.

On a recent morning Frantzen was in his home office near Elma fielding telephone calls and e-mails in between questions from a reporter. Frantzen, 22, is the Organic Prairie pork pool coordinator with CROPP Cooperative, and he knows how to multi-task.
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Take the Milwaukee challenge: Organic Valley vs. Sassy Cow work
December 21, 2010

We preferred Organic Valley's egg nog to Sassy Cow's. Which is your favorite?

Love it or hate it, egg nog is a part of the holiday season. Mixed with booze or straight up -- or made into pancakes, we hear -- it's an awesome seasonal treat for some and a disgusting idea altogether for others.
We decided that in the spirit of the season, we'd taste two Wisconsin-made egg nogs and pick our favorite.

Wisconsin Cheesemakers Earn More International Honors work
December 21, 2010

Wisconsin cheeses achieved winning performances in the recent World Cheese Awards in London, as eight companies won a total 20 awards in the international competition. Hosted by the Guild of Fine Food, a UK trade association, the cheeses were evaluated by judges from 19 countries. More than 2,600 cheeses from 29 countries were entered.

** Organic Valley Family of Farms - Blue Cheese, bronze.

FREE SPEECH ZONE | Bert Berlow's inspiring book "The Compassionate Rebel" work
December 21, 2010

"I saw how much war and sanctions had affected my people. I saw an Iraqi state of mind that was damaged beyond repair," Rasouli remembered. "The people had been deprived of basic needs because of the first Gulf war, the sanctions and now the beginning of the second war. When I returned to Minneapolis I couldn't function. I knew I had to go back."
Or George Siemon, the "Organic Rebel," from the "Community Builders" chapter. Having observed the business model of corporate America in general, and large agribusiness farms in particular, he set out to make a "better alternative" by creating the Organic Valley farmer-owned cooperative. Located in the Kickapoo River Valley of Wisconsin, it started with just seven organic farmers and has now grown to more than 750 farmer-owners.

Ask Eartha: Let cows be cows work
December 20, 2010

I feel like I'm back in school. My homework — I've been spending quite a bit of time researching organic milk and dairy farms. You may have seen the response from Judy Barbe (“‘Regular' milk is fine, too”) to my Dec. 2 article in support of organic milk. After reading Judy's response, I decided to contact Organic Valley and organic dairy farmer, Tyler Webb, for some help. Not only did they provide great insight into why organic is better for the people and the environment, they turned me on to scientific evidence via The Organic Center and Charles Benbrook

Faribault County farmers earn award work
December 09, 2010

Faribault County farmers Andy and Kirsten Lorenz earned the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award.

The award was announced Nov. 20 at the 92nd annual Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting.

The couple have an 80-cow organic dairy and they market their milk to Organic Valley. They operate 250 acres, raising corn, soybeans and alfalfa. They also rotationally graze the dairy herd. They grow almost all their own feed.

Organic Valley Grows Naturally work
December 08, 2010

Voted Processor of the Year by Dairy Foods Magazine.

Preston farmer elected to Idaho dairy hall of fame work
December 06, 2010

Preston resident Ellis Roberts has been inducted to the Idaho Dairy Hall of Fame.

He began grass farming some 15 years ago. About five years ago, he got a contract to ship organic milk through Dairy Farmers of America to Organic Valley. Roberts said he and his son milk about 200 cows

Ask Eartha: The benefits of organic milk work
December 02, 2010

Right away, I liked Organic Valley's “Our cow's love pasture!” approach to explaining why organic is better. Of course, many companies have mastered the art of persuasion with fancy language and graphics on product labels. However, this particular carton was full of educational information and facts.

Organic Valley boasts a grassroots campaign of teaching the consumer how to wear the smart-shopper hat and ask questions about the products they invest in. The company pats you on the back by saying “Congratulations for choosing products produced without antibiotics, synthetic hormones and persistent pesticides.” They go on to show you how buying organic milk is a win-win for the “soil, bees, cows, communities, the planet, the whole thing.”

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