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Concluding Co-op Month: Truest Words from Little Mouths

Cooperatives have celebrated Co-op Month in October for more than 50 years, and as a cooperative business ourselves, we are proud to participate here at CROPP. “It is a time for cooperative businesses to reflect on their shared principles and to educate others about the value of belonging to a cooperative,” says the Cooperative Network, …

October 31st, 2017  |  Published in CROPP Culture, Featured Post


New Report Shows USDA Beginning Farmer Program Is Working!

The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has provided critical support and resources for countless beginning farmers and ranchers for nearly a decade. Why does that matter? Because not only are we losing farms, we’re losing farmers. Who’s going to take over the age-old responsibility of …

October 25th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Grass Up!, Organic Farming


Halloween String Cheese Broomsticks

These witches’ brooms aren’t scary at all—they’re super-simple and downright cute! Kids will love seeing them in their lunch box (they don’t need to know it’s a healthy snack *wink wink*), or add some class by pairing with dipping sauces and themed garnishes for a grown-up Halloween gathering. Enjoy! Halloween String Cheese Broomsticks Print Recipe …

October 23rd, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Recipes  |  2 Comments


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