Next Economy Now: Highlighting the Leaders Who are Using Business as a Force for Good
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Next Economy Now highlights the leaders that are taking a regenerative, bio-regional, democratic, transparent, and whole-systems approach to using business as a force for good. Popular guests include Rose Marcario (Patagonia), Joel Solomon (Renewal Funds), Kat Taylor (Beneficial State Bank), John Fullerton (Capital Institute), Marjorie Kelly (Democracy Collaborative), and Rha Goddess (Move the Crowd). Learn more at www.lifteconomy.com.
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George Siemon: How Organic Valley Became a $1B, Mission-Driven Coop
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One of the nation's foremost organic agriculture advocates for nearly two decades, George Siemon is best known for his leadership in organizing farmers and building market support for organic agriculture. In 1988, Siemon joined a group of family farmers in Wisconsin to found the Cooperative Regions of Organic Producer Pools (CROPP). More commonly known by its brands Organic Valley and Organic Prairie, CROPP has grown to become the largest organic farming cooperative in North America.
Organic Valley producers promote sustainability by farming without antibiotics, synthetic hormones, or pesticides. Their livestock herds feed on pasture, preserving landscapes and biodiversity for future generations.
Under Siemon’s leadership, Organic Valley has been recognized widely for its business and farming innovations for over 20 years. A native of Florida, Siemon received his bachelor's degree in animal science from Colorado State University. Siemon and his family have owned and operated an organic farm since 1977.
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