UHN Joins Organic Valley

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Organic Valley CalfToday, Organic Valley, an organic farmers cooperative welcomed the University of New Hampshire Organic Dairy Research Farm into its cooperative as a milk supplier and full voting member.

The first shipment of milk will go from UNH to Stonyfield Farm in Londonderry, New Hampshire, where it will be made into Stonyfield Farm Yogurt and Smoothies. Organic Valley will pick up milk every other day from UNH. On days when it does not go to Stonyfield Farm, the milk will go to Organic Valley’s processing partner in Connecticut, Guida Dairy, where it will be made into Organic Valley “New England Pastures” brand organic milk.

The UNH Organic Dairy will serve as both an applied research center for integrated organic production and management and an education center for organic dairy farmers, farmers undergoing or considering transition to organic and students of sustainable agriculture. UNH is the first land-grant university in the nation to launch an organic research dairy farm.