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Organic Farming Connections: A Young Farmer’s Photo Essay

By Peter Schmid, Organic Valley farmer-owner from Washington Since 1996 when my family farm joined Organic Valley, I have grown up as a part of our cooperative and watched it grow. So for years, I have had an appetite for learning about other farms in our cooperative. I have to admit, I have been envious …

August 15th, 2017  |  Published in CROPP Culture, Featured Post, Organic Farming, Travel  |  1 Comment


Animal Whisperers: Music Soothes the Savage…er…Gentle Beasts

Sure, excellent diet from pasture and plenty of time outdoors are the rock solid foundation to excellent animal care, but there’s a lot more to it than that. We want to share a few tricks of the organic farming trade that our farmer-owners use to keep their animals in peak condition and “on the sunny side” …

June 15th, 2017  |  Published in CROPP Culture, Organic Farming


Family Fun! Download the Sustainability Scavenger Hunt

We’re excited to present our Sustainability Scavenger Hunt booklet for families and classrooms! Download the book for FREE and kick off your hunt for the many examples of sustainable practices that can be found in your home and your community! It’s a fantastic get-outdoors-with-a-purpose activity, a car ride distraction, or an indoor or outdoor classroom …

April 21st, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Sustainability, Sustainable Living


Organic Valley and Wauzeka-Steuben Elementary Grow Readers Together

The following is a guest contribution by Lindsey Lund & Josie McCarthy, sophomores at Wauzeka-Steuben School District in southwestern Wisconsin.  On Thursday, March 2, 2017, Wauzeka-Steuben School District partnered with Organic Valley for “Read Across America Week.” All week, the pre-K through fifth grade classes held dress up days and participated in coloring and essay contests. …

March 13th, 2017  |  Published in CROPP Culture, Power of We


Organic Valley’s 2016 Green Spirit Award

Organic Valley’s Green Spirit Award is an annual recognition of an employee who goes above and beyond to incorporate environmental sustainability and green living into their work and personal life. Congratulations to Noelle Kehoe, 2016 Green Spirit Award Winner! Noelle was recognized for many reasons, but a few of them are because she built her home …

January 25th, 2017  |  Published in CROPP Culture, Sustainable Living


On the Record: Organic Valley Strongly Supports USDA Organic Animal Care Standards

Organic Valley strongly supports the USDA’s final rule on organic animal care standards. Our farmer-owned cooperative, which works with thousands of organic dairy, hog and poultry producers, has long advocated for action to clarify the conditions and expectations for animal care in organic farming. We have lived with inconsistencies in organic livestock and poultry production …

January 20th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, On The Record, Organic Farming


This Year, It’s All About the Kitchen

Mary Alice Shreve, RD, LD is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian with a background in food marketing and the grocery industry. She attended The University of Alabama where she completed the Coordinated Program in Dietetics and graduated with a B.S. in Food & Nutrition. Mary Alice lives in Atlanta where she is working on her …

January 19th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Health & Wellness, In the Kitchen


On the Record: Organic Valley Welcomes Organic Checkoff Comment Period

Promotion board for organic food can save more family farms and educate more organic consumers. The USDA public comment period is open until March 20, 2017. Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic family farmers, today welcomed the USDA’s notice and public comment period on a proposed research and promotion board for organic food. …

January 18th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, On The Record


Sweetening Life’s Possibilities Through Culinary Education

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest contribution from The Floured Apron. The Floured Apron is a non-profit based in the North Shore area of Chicago whose mission is to empower women from underserved communities in Chicago with the training, knowledge, and mentoring to forge a new and more economically-secure career path. Our objectives are to: …

January 10th, 2017  |  Published in Family, In the Kitchen, Power of We, WomenShare


Olive and Cream Cheese Penguins

These olive and cream cheese penguins are the perfect easy treat to add to your New Year’s party spread. With few ingredients and easy assembly, you can’t go wrong. They’re also so cute, they could be mistaken for a decoration rather than a treat! Watch our stop motion video and read the full instructions below! …

December 29th, 2016  |  Published in In the Kitchen