The Value of Organic Farming

Returning from the trip to Boone to drop our daughter off at college, we stopped in Hillsborough where we lived for a number of years to visit Weaver Street Market. The beautiful new facilities for the food co-op grocery provides a downtown market, eating place and meeting space.

While there, I picked up a copy of Root Stock, a magazine put out by Organic Valley Family of Farms which was organized 20 years ago by six family farmers who shared a love of the land and a belief in sustainable agriculture. Now made up of more than 1,200 organic farmers in 32 states and one Canadian province, the Organic Valley cooperative today is achieving record success.

Earlier this month in Kickapoo County, Wisconsin, Organic Valley Family of Farms brought together five national thought leaders on organic with one common theme: Organic agriculture benefits not only our health, but our climate as well. And the more we embrace organic, the more we can foster change for good.

You can find their discussions online here.

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