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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


Year of the Turkey, part 1

This is it. This is the year of the inaugural Smith family turkey. Smith is a common name, but it’s my new name. Let me formally introduce myself. My name is Kaylan Smith, I’m 28 years old, and I have the privilege to work at Organic Valley. My husband and I married three years ago, …

November 2nd, 2016  |  Published in CROPP Culture, Family, In the Kitchen  |  1 Comment


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  |  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  |  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


 
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