Organic Valley Welcomes Jeff Frank as New Chief Executive Officer

January 13, 2023 Organic Valley

Organic Valley, the nation’s leading cooperative of small organic family farms, announced today that Jeff Frank will join the cooperative as Chief Executive Officer, effective Jan. 23. Outgoing CEO Bob Kirchoff announced his retirement to the cooperative in 2022 and his last day will be Jan. 31. 

Organic Dairy Farming Can Store Carbon and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, According to New Study in Journal of Cleaner Production

August 22, 2022 Organic Valley

A new study in the August issue of the Journal of Cleaner Production reveals that it is possible for farms to sequester carbon and reduce their overall greenhouse gas emissions. A University of Wisconsin Madison research group unveiled a dairy lifecycle assessment conducted on Organic Valley farms that shows small organic dairy farms, which focus on grazing and organic production techniques, are low greenhouse gas champions.

Farmer-Owned Cooperative Organic Valley Bucks Trend in Farming Consolidation; Celebrates First Milk Pickups on 51 Small Organic Family Farms

August 3, 2022 Organic Valley

The U.S. has lost more than 100,000 family farms in the last decade, according to USDA data and based on recent trends it is likely that approximately 5,000 family farms will be forced to close in the next year alone. Dedicated to reversing the trend in food and farming consolidation through its mission of saving small, organic family farms, cooperative Organic Valley announced today the addition of 51 new members.

Low Carbon Footprint Dairy Organic Valley Announces Ambitious New Program to Become First in Category to Reach Carbon Neutrality Without Carbon Offset Reliance

March 16, 2022 Organic Valley

During a panel of climate experts, farmers, and food brands at Natural Products Expo West, low carbon footprint dairy Organic Valley announced the launch of its ambitious program to reach carbon neutrality through a new carbon insetting program. With the help of key partners and consumers, the cooperative of small, organic family farms plans to work towards a carbon-neutral food system through a carbon insetting program that will incentivize and assist Organic Valley farmers with implementing regenerative, climate-smart farming practices.

Organic Valley Launches Single Largest Effort to Date to Save Northeast Family Farms Offering Hope for the Future of 90 Small Organic Family Farms

March 14, 2022 Organic Valley

Organic Valley announced today the single largest effort to save small organic family farms in the Northeast following news last year that Horizon and Maple Hill Creamery would be terminating contracts with more than 130 family farms. Organic Valley, a farmer-owned cooperative since its founding in 1988, is offering 80 small, Northeast organic family farms a market for their dairy through a letter of intent.