In 2015, Organic Valley announced that 81% of the cooperative's combined on-site power consumption was generated by renewable energy. Hughes is General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs for Organic Valley, the nation's oldest and largest organic dairy cooperative. Tom Willey Madera, CA Tom Willey, with his wife Denesse, operated T&D Willey Farms from 1981 through 2016, a 75-acre Certified Organic farm in Madera, California, growing a wide array of Mediterranean vegetables the year… Ltd. Bakhundole-1, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal Contact: +977-1-5549136 Email: info@theorganicvalley.com . Elected by the OTA membership as an OTA Director in 2013, she is General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs for Organic Valley, the nation’s oldest and largest organic dairy cooperative. In March 2019, Siemon stepped down as CEO and the board of directors selected Robert Kirchoff, former chief business officer, as interim CEO. Melissa Hughes of Organic Valley was chosen Wednesday for the second year in a row to lead as president of the Organic Trade Association's Board of Directors by fellow Board members. Elected as an OTA director in 2013, Hughes is general counsel and director of government affairs for Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative. Samir Newa Managing Director. “Today more than ever, advocating for organic is critical for our families, farms and food. Melissa Hughes of Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative was tapped on Wednesday as the new president of the Organic Trade Association's Board of Directors by fellow Board members. Sulochana Shrestha Executive Director. Organic Valley’s management and board of directors welcome the opportunity to openly discuss the benefits of expanding organic food availability and options as well as safeguarding family farms and markets in a volatile global environment. Chris is a member of Arcadian Organic Board of Directors, Board member of Shenandoah Valley Organic, PAACO Trained Auditor, former board member of the OTA and of OTA Livestock subcommittee, former board member of the American Association of Meat Processors. Melissa Hughes of Organic Valley was chosen for the second year in a row to lead as president of the Organic Trade Association's Board of Directors by fellow Board members. Board of Directors. Organic Valley, America's leading cooperative of organic farmers, is one of the nation's foremost organic brands. Melissa Hughes of Organic Valley was chosen Wednesday for the second year in a row to lead as president of the Organic Trade Association’s Board of Directors by fellow Board members. VOGA is a 501(c)5 membership organization and is linked with its 501(c)3 sister organization, Valley Organic Growers Educational Alliance (VOGEA). Melissa Hughes has been named president of the Organic Trade Association‘s board of directors by fellow board members. VOGA has a Board of Directors that serves 3-year terms, is elected by the membership and involved heavily in planning VOGA activities. The Organic … The co-op urges the entire organic community to join together in support of the promotion order. In a very quiet decision that received little media attention even within the natural foods industry, the board of directors of Organic Valley recently voted 4-3 to ban the farmers which make up its 1600 small farm cooperative from selling raw milk to consumers on the side. She is a current Board member of the Organic Farmers Association as well as the Real Organic Project. The Organic Valley Pvt. Sustainability. Elected as an OTA director in 2013, Hughes is General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs for Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative. Pedro Landa. The Board also is responsible for publishing the Directory. 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