Organic farming in Wisconsin has taken a big step forward, as the state's agricultural education group plans to honor a member who's proficient in the movement. The Wisconsin F-F-A will present its first Organic Proficiency Award at its state convention next June. The Organic Valley co-op of La Farge is helping the F-F-A recognize a young farmer-member who shows proficiency in either organic entrepreneurship or placement.
UNITY — For George Siemon, a cooperative is more than a business model. It's about staying true to a mission and getting people to work together, principles that can translate to great accomplishments.
In an ideal world, parents would make their kids a healthy, whole-foods lunch every morning. But this is not an ideal world, this is reality! Busy parents often need a little help from the grocery store, and many modern kids like the “cool factor” of a packaged food in their lunch.
Soil. We treat it like dirt, yet it holds vibrant communities of microscopic organisms that affect public health. Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Mark Kopecky, Soils Agronomist for Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative. Kopecky describes the wonders beneath our feet that ultimately affect the nutritional quality of our food, and connects the dots between soil, plant, animal and human health.
When you’re lactose intolerant, eating dairy products can bring on a whole host of unpleasant symptoms.
The industry that gave Wisconsin its nickname has been a bright spot in international trade during an otherwise flat year. Wisconsin dairy exports were up 23 percent in the first half of 2013, moving the state up to fourth in the nation for exports, according to new trade numbers.
Organic Valley is still recovering from the fire that destroyed the entire west wing of their headquarters in La Farge.
For those of you with lactose intolerance there's now a tasty and delicious milk for you that won't hurt your belly! Organic Valley recently introduced organic lactose free milk and half and half; the same nutritional properties minus the lactose.
Regina Beidler, Organic Valley Farm owner & East Coast Regional Specialist for Farmers in Marketing and Mathieu (Matt) J. Choiniere, $10,000 Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship winner from Annie’s Homegrown, Inc. take a moment to talk about how Organic Valley has impacted their lives.
As far as I know there is no such thing as a milk sommelier, but based on the variety of milk available at my local grocery store, perhaps there ought to be. There seem to be more choices now than ever, and that's a good thing, although it can be a bit confusing.