A family business
Organic Valley is owned by over 2,000 family farmers committed to raising good food, the right way. It's not about growing huge and cashing out, it's about insisting on raising food in a way that takes care of our families and yours, as well as our animals and the planet.
We have family all across the United States
That means wherever you are, you're never far from one of our family farms or the freshest food possible.Find your farmer
A mission to save family farms
The harsh economics of modern farming often mean that the little guy gets forced out, many farmers struggle to make a living without resorting to chemical-intensive agriculture, and many are forced to sell farms that have been in the family for generations. We started Organic Valley to change that. We've made a lot of progress, but there are still a lot of farms left to save.Learn more
Reinventing farming for the future
A unique feature of our cooperative is a stable pay price. That means our farmers aren’t at the mercy of wildly fluctuating dairy prices, but can count on a fair price for their milk when the work is done. Farmers new to the coop get extensive training in organic practices, and ongoing assistance in managing their farms organically and profitably.
Making farming a viable career again
Our farmers are 10 years younger than the industry average. It’s a sign that farmers’ kids are staying on the farm, or coming back to it, and don’t have to leave the family business in order to make a good life for themselves.
A spirit of independence
Out of 2,000+ farms in our coop, 420 are third-generation farms and 190 are fourth-generation. These families own their own farms, while owning a piece of the coop, which helps them to earn a decent living for all their hard work. That’s how we help independent family farms stay independent (and in the family), instead of getting swallowed up by large corporations.
A community built on farming
Many of our farmer members are part of the Amish, Mennonite and other Plain-dress communities. These families’ farming roots in America go back two centuries, and their entire way of life is built around farms passed down through generations. Like all Organic Valley farmers, they’re committed to organic, sustainable methods of raising food: good for people, animals, and the earth we live on.
5 Big Ideas
Call Us Crazy, But It's Working
Our 5 Craziest Ideas Yet
Check out how they’re working to make food that’s better for everyone.
Flip Business Upside Down
We've always made food in a way that's good for people, animals and the planet.
Use Crazy Simple Ingredients
Our most important ingredients are sun, grass, soil and rain.
Let Animals Do Their Thing
While most dairy cows spend their lives cooped up in dirt feedlots, all of our cows are free to roam pasture, eat green grass and do cow stuff.