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7:10/4:30 in the Vanpool

7:10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. are the most imperative times vanpool members must remember. At Organic Valley, many of us live 30 to 60 minutes away from the office, so the company provides shuttles, or vanpools, to reduce the expense (and environmental impact) of us all commuting individually. But this requires cooperation. Although members on …

September 6th, 2016  |  Published in CROPP Culture, Sustainability


Team Organic Valley does RAGBRAI

“It’s not a race!” If you happen to be traveling near the RAGBRAI route in Iowa in the last week of July, there’s a chance you’ll hear or see this mantra, or others, posted or demonstrated in the behavior of the thousands of bicyclists you might cross paths with. Once a year, Iowans roll out …

August 4th, 2016  |  Published in CROPP Culture, Featured Post, Health & Wellness, Outdoors  |  4 Comments


Farming for the Future

In our family, each of us knows the story of the history of our farm. Every time we go to the fields, we know that 5 generations of Westabys have tilled this land, cared for the animals, and some have died here. Our commitment to organic agriculture is the heart of our farm, from how …

July 29th, 2016  |  Published in CROPP Culture, Featured Post, Organic Farming


“We, the Farmers”: Our Declaration of Interdependence

Preamble Whereas how we eat determines how the Earth is used, and Whereas agriculture is the largest polluter on Earth, and Whereas the act of growing food should not contaminate water, deplete soil, kill wildlife, destroy the ozone layer, contribute to antibiotic resistance, leave poisonous residues on the food so grown, compromise human health nor …

July 29th, 2016  |  Published in CROPP Culture, On The Record, Organic Farming


Happy Father’s Day from the Next Generation

It doesn’t happen very often in the busyness of life when I sit back to look around and appreciate the world I live in and the little things in life. Tonight, however, we sat on the front porch of the farmhouse with my family, and I was able to do just that. Father’s Day is …

June 17th, 2016  |  Published in CROPP Culture, Family, Featured Post


Organic Valley “Save the Bros,” “Soul of Farming” Win Exciting Awards!

Last week, Organic Valley and our agency partner Humanaut won an Effie award in the “new product or service” category for our “Save the Bros” campaign for Organic Fuel – the only entry to win an award in this category! The Effie awards are based on the effectiveness of a campaign to sell a product, …

June 10th, 2016  |  Published in CROPP Culture, Featured Post, On The Record


Going Organic

Two years ago, I joined Organic Valley / CROPP Cooperative as an intern. While I now proudly call myself a CROPPie, I must admit the first few months were a transition. Despite being born and raised in the dairy capitol of the world, I had little to no farming experience let alone organic farming experience. But learning …

May 27th, 2016  |  Published in CROPP Culture, Featured Post  |  2 Comments


Into the Driftless – A Special Housemate, A Better Neighbor: The Bat

When you move from the city to the Driftless country, there are a few things you have to get used to – businesses close by 5pm, buggy is an accepted form of transportation, and rifles are sold at Walmart. One thing that I’ve been more challenged to warm up to, is a small, winged visitor …

May 6th, 2016  |  Published in CROPP Culture, Outdoors


Earth Connections – Celebrating Earth Day

Every year at Organic Valley, we highlight Earth Week, and our Human Resources department finds many ways to engage us in connecting with the planet. One way to engage is the annual highway cleanup. It’s not difficult to find dozens of reasons to skip it every year, but this year, reasons sounded too shallow and …

April 22nd, 2016  |  Published in CROPP Culture, Featured Post, Sustainable Living


Feeling Rooted

I have been hearing and seeing the word “rooted” a lot lately. Feeling rooted, being rooted, Deep Rooted Greenhouses, the Rooted Spoon, getting back to your roots, Rootstock, the Root Note café—it all made me think to myself, “What a cool word, rooted!” It can mean a lot of different things to different people and …

March 23rd, 2016  |  Published in CROPP Culture  |  1 Comment


 
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