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Rootstock Radio: ‘Ag in the Middle’ & Eating Local with Kathleen Bauer

Download Kathleen Bauer is a writer, blogger, producer and cook who connects the dots between what’s happening with farmers in the fields and what she puts on her table to feed family and friends. Her blog, called Good Stuff NW, got a lot of attention for an article she wrote in March 2017 called Why …

February 26th, 2018  |  Published in Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming, Rootstock Radio  |  2 Comments

Rootstock Radio: Preserving Beauty and Bounty in the Mississippi Valley

Download Carol Abrahamzon is executive director of the Mississippi Valley Conservancy, a regional non-profit land trust based in La Crosse, WI. With over a decade of experience in non-profit management as well as a first-hand knowledge of responsible land stewardship and conservation, Carol says that the line between work and home often blurs for her—and …

February 21st, 2018  |  Published in Organic Farming, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability

Rootstock Radio: Animal Welfare in Organic Agriculture

Download Dr. Meggan Hain is an animal care specialist for CROPP Cooperative. Born to a farming family in South Africa, Meggan received her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ohio State University. Meggan is passionate about working with farms to improve management practices, prevent disease and improve farm productivity. …

February 13th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming, Rootstock Radio

Rootstock Radio: Not All Organic Eggs Are Created Equal

Download Under current USDA organic regulations, not all organic eggs are created equal. Large-scale poultry producers are able to cut corners in ways that don’t align with one of the core principles of organic: that “animals are able to exhibit their natural behaviors,” says Melissa Hughes, general counsel for Organic Valley, and who has spent …

February 7th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming, Rootstock Radio

Supporting Emerging Farmers Across Gender & Ethnicity

If you’re interested in where your food comes from, you’re not alone. Most Americans, it seems, want food that is local, organic, and natural. According to recent research, an overwhelming majority of households in U.S. states—70 to 90 percent— purchase at least some organic foods for their families. That’s a big change in consumer demand …

January 24th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Organic Farming, Power of We

Royalty on a Farm in a Happy Country

Imagine a princess in jeans and a jacket exploring a dairy farm with three of her young children on a beautiful, sunny day. In Denmark, you don’t have to imagine it. During the annual Eco Day celebrations in 2015, Crown Princess Mary and her three youngest children strolled between dozens of black and white Holstein …

January 17th, 2018  |  Published in CROPP Culture, Featured Post, Organic Farming, Travel

Rootstock Radio: Organic Beginnings and the Future of Agriculture

Download Jerome McGeorge has been a part of Organic Valley’s journey from the very beginning — he even wrote, by hand, the fledgling cooperative’s very first annual report in 1988. Today Jerome is a cherished friend and keeper of wisdom and wide perspective. In 1988, after a crisis of conscience had propelled him to leave …

January 6th, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming, Rootstock Radio

Rootstock Radio: Pioneering Organic with George Siemon, Organic Valley CEO

Download Rootstock Radio is starting off 2018 with a very special guest: George Siemon, Organic Valley’s CEO. George, who was born into a family of businessmen and swore he’d never be one, has been playfully dubbed “The Reluctant CEO,” but his passion for agriculture and cooperation serves CROPP Cooperative (maker of the Organic Valley brand) …

January 3rd, 2018  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming, Rootstock Radio

Rootstock Radio: Shaping the Story of Food

Download Anna Lappé is a widely respected author and educator. The founder of Real Food Media and co-founder of Small Planet Institute with her mother Frances Moore Lappé, Anna has authored or co-authored three books, and is a contributing author to ten others. Her work has been featured in publications such as the New York …

November 21st, 2017  |  Published in Family, Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming, Rootstock Radio  |  1 Comment

Rootstock Radio: The Man Who Wrote the First Organic Standards

Download Harry MacCormack has spent nearly half a century—45 years to be exact—farming organically at Sunbow Farm in Corvallis Oregon. And although that in itself is accomplishment enough, it’s just the beginning of Harry’s list. Harry is the co-founder of the organic certifier Oregon Tilth and served as its executive director for many years. Additionally, he …

November 13th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Organic Farming, Rootstock Radio, Sustainable Living  |  1 Comment

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