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March, 2017

Our Cooperative is Something Special

Organic Valley is a co-op.  What that means is that the farmers own it.  The farmers manufacture the milk and Organic Valley is the marketer of our products and thus considered the farmers’ employees.  That puts it in simple terms.  However, I would like to try to describe what Organic Valley truly embodies. Our Annual …

March 16th, 2017  |  Posted by Theresa Westaby | Published in CROPP Culture, Featured Post


De-Stressing At the End of the Day

Because of working full time and being a Mom with 2 active boys ages 9 and 14, coming home from work isn’t always the best time for me to unwind after a long, hard day.  Supper, sports, homework, breakfast dishes in the sink, laundry and many other tasks are calling as soon as I get …

October 20th, 2016  |  Posted by Jennifer Bjorklund | Published in CROPP Culture, Health & Wellness, Outdoors


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  |  Posted by Abby DeMorett | Published in CROPP Culture, Sustainability


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  |  Posted by Chloe Stoker | Published in CROPP Culture, Featured Post  |  2 Comments


Cooperative Network: Cooperation Among Cooperatives

The philosophical underpinnings of cooperative businesses have been around since the dawn of humankind; the idea that we can mutually benefit by working together is pretty self-evident. As a business structure, however, cooperatives really took off during the Industrial Revolution—as one of a range of strategies to help working people preserve some agency in their …

March 30th, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We


Farm -er- Speak

Imagine this situation: You’re sitting in the Milky Way Cafe at Organic Valley headquarters in La Farge, Wisconsin eating lunch with your fellow employees. In runs a farmer whistling and yelling, “The cows are out!” What’s your reaction? Do you sit with your spoon or fork mid-air, mouth open, wide-eyed, heart racing? Do you stop …

February 18th, 2016  |  Posted by Theresa Westaby | Published in CROPP Culture, Organic Farming


Organic Valley Employees Doing Good

Recently, CROPP/Organic Valley’s main retail location in La Farge, Wisconsin hosted a fundraiser. Out front, CROPPies (as Organic Valley and Organic Prairie employees often refer to themselves) filled a tent to the gills with donated items. But what was this for, you might ask? It was a benefit for the Croppie Catastrophe Relief Fund (CCRF). CCRF …

July 7th, 2015  |  Posted by Arthur Bernstein | Published in CROPP Culture


 
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