Organic Valley

Back in 1988, Organic Valley’s seven founding farmers were concerned about the devastating loss of family farms in America. So these pioneering organic farmers founded a cooperative whose mission was to save family farms through the production of the highest quality organic foods. 

In 2013, we celebrate 25 years of cultivating goodness. We have learned along the way that though our challenges are many, our solutions are endless when we work together for what is best for all.

Twenty-five years later, the 1,800-plus farmer-owners of CROPP Cooperative / Organic Valley are still guided by that mission.

Their product offerings have grown to include award-winning milk, soy, cheese, butter, spreads, creams, yogurt, eggs, produce, and juice. Organic Valley products can be found in supermarkets, natural foods stores and food cooperatives nationwide.

The Latest

Recent Development on Arrest Record Discrimination and the Onalaska Defense

HR Heads Up | 05.25.22

Employers covered by the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act (WFEA) are generally prohibited from discriminating against individuals on the basis of their arrest and/or conviction records, subject to certain exceptions. There are key differences in the analysis depending on whether a “conviction” or an “arrest” record is at issue. Generally, employers have more leeway to consider conviction records and are extremely restricted in considering arrest records when making employment decisions. However, employers may generally discharge or refuse to hire an individual based on the individual’s arrest record if, through the employer’s independent investigation of the conduct underlying the arrest, it concludes that the individual did commit the conduct for which the individual was arrested.