Awards and Recognitions
2008 Ecological Farming Association Sustie Award The Ecological Farming Association awarded Organic Valley farmer-member, Tony Azevedo the 2008 Sustie Award at their annual Eco-Farm Conference in Pacific Grove, CA.
2008 Fast Company Social Capitalist Award Traditionally reserved for non-profit organizations, the Fast Company's Social Capitalist Award was awarded to for-profit companies for the first time in 2008. Organic Valley was among 10 companies to receive the award. CEIEIO, George Siemon accepted the award on behalf of Organic Valley.
2007 Co-op America Green Business Leadership Award Co-op America awarded the 5th annual Green Business Leadership Award to Organic Valley for their commitment to innovative environmental practices and proving that being green and being successful can walk hand in hand.
2007 Producer of the Year Award from Oregon Tilth Organic Valley farmer-member, Jon Bansen was awarded Oregon Tilth's Producer of the Year Award. Jon was commended for his outstanding organic livestock operation as well as his willingness to share knowledge and experience with his peers.
2007 Ecological Farming Association Sustie Award George Siemon, CEIEIO and founding farmer of Organic Valley received the prestigious Sustie Award from the Ecological Farming Association at the organization's annual Eco-Farm Conference.
2007 Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Business of the Year Award The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA)awarded their Business of the Year Award to Organic Valley in recognition of Organic Valley's efforts to help a number of conventional dairy farmers establish the first certified-organic dairy farms in North Carolina. The award was accepted by CEIEIO, George Siemon on behalf of Organic Valley.
2007 Glynwood Center Award The Glynwood Center awarded the 1200+ farmer-members of Organic Valley the Glynwood Harvest Farmer Award. NY-based Organic Valley farmer, Maureen Knapp accepted the award on behalf of all the farmer-members of Organic Valley.
2006 Earth Trustee Award The Earth Society Foundation International Earth Day Award was presented to Organic Valley in recognition for outstanding contribution as a dedicated Earth Trustee. Organic Valley farmer, Regina Beidler accepted the award and was present for the ringing of the UN Peace Bell at the exact moment of the Spring Equinox on Earth Day.
2006 and 2007 1st Place Blue Vein Cheese Competition at World Dairy Expo Organic Valley was awarded 1st place in the World Dairy Expo Blue Vein Cheese Competition in 2006 and 2007. In 2006, the cheese received 99.75 points out of a possible 100 points.
2006 Food and Wine Magazine Freshest Butter Flavor Food and Wine recognized Organic Valley for the Freshest Butter Flavor after testing a group of 20 butters.
2006 2nd Place in Unsalted Butter and American Original/Colby American Cheese Society Competitions The American Cheese Society awarded Organic Valley 2nd place for their European Style Cultured Butter and Colby cheese.
2005 Wisconsin Employer of Choice Award Workforce Development Board, Inc. An award based upon identification of businesses in the Western Wisconsin region who exemplify best practices in workforce attraction and retention.
2005 Midmarket Manufacturer of the Year Award from Start Magazine This award singles out manufacturing companies that have excelled in the manufacturing industry as a whole. Companies with revenues between $200 million and $1 billion are considered to be in the midmarket.
2005 2nd Place American Cheese Society Aged Cheddar Category Organic Valley won 2nd Place for their Raw Sharp Cheddar.
2005 Bronze Medal for Organic Valley Raw Sharp Cheddar World Cheese Awards At the World Cheese Awards in London, England, Organic Valley received the bronze medal for their Raw Sharp Cheddar.
2005 Best of Class from U.S. Championship Cheese Contest 2005 Organic Valley awarded Best of Class for their Raw Sharp Cheddar at the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest held in Milwaukee, WI.
2005 Top Pick by Family Circle Magazine Organic Valley recognized as "Top Pick" by Family Circle magazine for their Cheddar.
2004 Organic Valley Awarded 1st Place for Sharp Cheddar by American Cheese Society
2004 Organic Valley Awarded 2nd Place for Reduced Fat Milk, Cottage Cheese, and Lightly Salted Butter at World Dairy Expo
2003 Organic Valley Awarded 1st Place for Lightly Salted Butter at World Dairy Expo
1996 and 2000 Organic Valley Awarded 1st Place for Sharp Cheddar by American Cheese Society
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