Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, today announced the Generation Organic™ 2012 “Who’s Your Farmer?” Tour, a three-week road trip kicking-off September 25 at Organic Valley’s headquarters in La Farge, Wis. The tour will journey through the heart of the Midwest, stopping at college campuses, farmers markets, farms and more, to educate and encourage consumers to get to know the people who produce their food. In honor of the United Nations declaring 2012 the “International Year of Cooperatives,” the tour’s primary stops also include food cooperatives throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.
Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand today announced a cause initiative with Healthy Child Healthy World to support a shared mission: protect children from harmful chemicals and feed them safe, nutritious food.
Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers, and Rodale Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach, today announced they have joined together to help another dairy transition to organic: the Burkholder family farm in Kutztown, PA.
Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers, is gearing up to host its ninth annual Kickapoo Country Fair, taking place Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in La Farge, Wis. with the cooperative theme of “Everything’s Better Together!” Nestled amid the steep hills and coulees of southwestern Wisconsin’s Driftless region, this year’s Kickapoo Country Fair will attract thousands to a day-long festival of growing, cooking, eating and sharing food, together.
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) today honors four remarkable food visionaries for their trailblazing work to make our food systems healthier and more sustainable at the fourth annual "Growing Green Awards". The winners, who are leaders in regenerative ranch management, farmworker justice, farm-to-school food, and making organic food mainstream, will be celebrated this evening at the Palace of Fine Arts Rotunda in San Francisco.
Appreciating and raising awareness for the preservation of the Kincaid’s Lupine, an endangered species of wildflower, Mallonee Farms organic dairy will hold the 6th annual Lupine Pasture Walk on their family farm in Curtis, Wash., on June 16 beginning at 11 a.m. At this free public event, visitors are welcome to stroll the grounds and see Washington’s largest grouping of endangered Kincaid’s Lupine while learning how this species of wildflower has made an unforeseen resurgence over the last decade.
Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, announced today that Vermont farmer-owners Taylor and Nick Meyer of North Hardwick Dairy in Caledonia County received Vermont’s 2011 Highest Milk Quality Award for the eighth year in a row. The Meyers were recognized at the Dairy Farmers Banquet held during the 78th annual Vermont Farm Show on January 26, 2012.
More than 600 Organic Valley farmer-owners, half of whom hail from the Midwest, and several of whom came from as far away as California and Maine, converged in La Crosse, Wis. for the cooperative’s annual meeting activities Thursday, March 29 through Saturday, March 31. Event highlights include a keynote speech by Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, and an awards banquet during which Organic Valley rewarded its farmers for quality and commitment to organic and recognized the next generation of young organic farmer-leaders with “Generation Organic” awards.
Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, celebrated next generation farmers by awarding three of its young farmer-owners with Generation Organic™ (Gen-O) Awards.
Organic Valley, America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and one of the nation’s leading organic brands, honored 573 of its farmer-owners with 2011 Quality Awards at the Cooperative’s Annual Meeting award banquet on March 30th in La Crosse, Wis. Producers of CROPP Cooperative (Organic Valley and Organic Prairie brands) dairy, produce, soy, eggs, juice, grain, and meat were recognized for 2011 quality achievements.