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.
Organic Valley today announced that Paul and Maureen Knapp of Cobblestone Valley Farm in Preble, NY, were recently named the 2012 Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY) Farmers of the Year for their outstanding stewardship of the land and their contributions to the New York organic community. The couple and their three sons were recognized at the NOFA-NY Winter Conference on January 22nd in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, today announced the launch of Organic Valley Grassmilk™, an organic specialty milk produced from cows that are 100% grass-fed. Organic Valley is the only national brand to produce 100% grass-fed milk.
Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, today announced the launch of Organic Valley American Cheese Singles—unprocessed, 100 percent real organic cheese slices, as opposed to “processed cheese food,” perfect for grilled cheese sandwiches, lunches and snacks. Organic Valley is the only national brand to produce unprocessed, organic American Cheese Singles.
Organic Valley, the nation's largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, today announced the launch of two mobile applications for kids and their parents to interact with organic through fun games and educational tools. The two apps, Organic Valley and Organic MooCan, are wholesome additions to any iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch device.
Pythagoras Solar, provider of the industry's first solar window to simultaneously deliver energy efficiency, high power density and optimized daylighting, today announced the completion of its industry leading solar window project at the Organic Valley headquarters in La Farge, Wisconsin. Organic Valley, the nation's largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, has chosen Pythagoras Solar windows for its new headquarters to support the co-op's "triple bottom line" of sustainability-social responsibility, ecological integrity and economic stability- by transforming window facades into renewable energy generating assets. This project included the installation of 20 solar windows that deliver solar power while simultaneously providing significant energy efficiency gains and optimized daylighting.
New Space Features State-of-the-Art Green Design, Comprehensive Research & Development Facility; Symbolizes Co-op’s Steady Growth and Commitment to Community
Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, today announced their 2011 year-end results, which include bringing on 212 new farmers in regions such as Pennsylvania, Vermont, and California for 12 percent member growth across the country, increasing sales from $620 million to $715 million for 15.3 percent growth, and donating more than $2.2 million to nonprofit organizations dedicated to advancing organic food and farming—from community food banks to farmer initiatives to advocacy for mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food.