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Support our Cooperative and our Mission

by Rootstock Editor

Feb. 28, 2020

by Rootstock Editor

There’s a place where trees line lush green pastures and you can see cows roaming and grazing. A caretaker, who has devoted their life to the health and welfare of animals and the earth, watches over them. You might be imagining a place just like Kelly Placke’s farm on the day this photograph was taken.

A farm with cows grazing in the foreground and solar panels and the barn and silos in the background.

Wisconsin Organic Valley farmer-member Kelly Placke’s farm on a bright summer day.

Kelly is an Organic Valley farmer in Wisconsin and a farmer-member of CROPP Cooperative. And there are 1,800 more farmer-members just like her. We are the largest independent, organic, farmer-owned co-op in the country—and we want to show you a new way to support our mission and our cooperative.

It’s pretty simple: Our mission is to create a stable economic model for organic farmers. We do that by marketing the Organic Valley products you see on your grocery store shelves. And while we are owned by farmers and here to support the livelihoods of farmers like Kelly, we are supported by consumers and investors who believe in what we do.

They believe in never spraying toxic synthetic pesticides or herbicides on crops and open pastures. They like the fact that the facilities we own are 100% renewably powered. They believe in a sustainable approach to food and farming that builds life outside and in the soil. They even believe that a group of small family farms can change the world through organic agriculture.

How you can support Organic Valley through investment

If you want to go beyond the shelf, you can support Organic Valley by investing in our Class E, Series 4 Preferred Stock*. This investment helps fund and support our cooperative in a financially sustainable way.

Ready to learn more about investing in our cooperative? 

To request an offering circular, visit our investor relations webpage, or call our equity team at 888-444-6455.


*The Preferred Stock described above is exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), pursuant to Section 3(a)(5) of the Act and is exempt from state registration or qualification requirements pursuant to applicable exemptions from such requirements or pursuant to Section 18 of the Act’s preemption of such requirements. The Preferred Stock is a “covered security” pursuant to Section 18(b)(4)(E) of the Act. Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved the Preferred Stock or determined if the offering circular is accurate or adequate. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense. This announcement is under no circumstances to be construed as an offer to sell or as a solicitation of an offer to buy the Preferred Stock in any state or other jurisdiction where the offer or sale of the Preferred Stock is not permitted. In addition, the issuer is not offering to sell or soliciting an offer to buy the Preferred Stock from any person or entity in Alabama, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, Nebraska, Nevada, Tennessee, Texas, Utah or Virginia.