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Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund

When it comes to organic farming, the numbers tell the story: demand is up and often exceeds supply. Yet less than 2 percent of U.S. farm acreage is certified for organic production. While the barriers to changing this math are many, so are the young people with the passion to become organic farmers. Making their …

September 12th, 2016  |  Published in FFA, Power of We


Organic Agriculture’s Place in the Classroom

“What is organic agriculture, and why do my students need to know about it?” Questions flowed freely at the Wisconsin Association of Agriculture Educators’ annual conference. Held every June in Appleton, Wisconsin, the WAAE conference focuses on giving teachers the opportunity to learn about new topics for their classroom. This year marks the first time …

September 7th, 2016  |  Published in FFA, Organic Farming


Building a Career in Agriculture

This June I had the good fortune of representing Organic Valley at the Wisconsin 87th State FFA Convention held in Madison, Wisconsin. Every year, FFA members flock to the Career Expo in hopes of learning about the many careers within agriculture. At the event, I shared my experiences as an intern at CROPP Cooperative/Organic Valley …

September 2nd, 2016  |  Published in FFA, Organic Farming


Future Wisconsin Farmers Target Success & Take Action

Target Success, Take Action was the theme for this year’s 86th Wisconsin State FFA Convention, and take action they did! The convention hosted more than 3,600 FFA members and guests on June 15-18 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Organic Valley sponsored the second annual Organic Agriculture Proficiency Award. This year, I had the …

August 27th, 2015  |  Published in FFA


FFA Organic Resource Guide

As a leader in organic agriculture, Organic Valley is proud to be able to share an organic resource guide with our partners at FFA. The FFA Organic Resource Guide has been developed for the high school student and can benefit ag and tech classes. This resource guide is a result of a longtime partnership between Organic …

October 21st, 2014  |  Published in FFA


Go All Out!

Go All Out!  is the theme for the 2014 National FFA Convention. It will be held October 29-November 1 in Louisville, KY. Organic Valley is excited to have a booth at the Expo. We will be featuring a “milking contest”! If you plan to attend the convention, please stop into our booth to learn more …

September 25th, 2014  |  Published in FFA, Organic Farming


2014 Family Farming Roaring at the State FFA Convention

I believe family farming is alive, well and roaring in Wisconsin and throughout the United States.  I attended the 85th Wisconsin FFA Convention June 9-12.  The convention was held at the Alliant Center in Madison, WI.  There were 223 chapters present, 289 advisors, 1,698 FFA members and 1,336 guests attending the four day celebration.  This …

July 14th, 2014  |  Published in FFA, Power of We


Plant the seeds and watch them grow!

With over 55,000 FFA members nationwide, it’s an amazing opportunity for Organic Valley to plant “organic seeds” and watch them grow. We recognized the need to educate and foster the next generation of agricultural leaders so we established a foundation of support for FFA members. I would like to highlight just a few ways in …

January 20th, 2014  |  Published in FFA


The Rising Sun of the FFA

Do you ever wake up in the morning, look out your window and see the sun rising with the most beautiful colors ever?  Everyday farm families from across the nation rise with the sun to help produce wholesome products that help feed the world. These are the people that provide us with the best food …

October 22nd, 2013  |  Published in Featured Post, FFA, Power of We


 
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