As part of its ongoing effort to educate farmers about the benefits of organic agriculture, Organic Valley Family of Farms, America's leading organic farmers' cooperative, has announced its full support for "Help Wanted: Organic Farmers," a major education campaign just launched by the Midwest Organic Sustainable Education Service Inc. (MOSES).



The "Help Wanted: Organic Farmers" campaign provides interested farmers with the information they need to consider converting to organic agriculture. Producers are urged to call MOSES at 715/772-3153, or visit the MOSES Web site at http://www.mosesorganic.org for further information.



In 2004, Organic Valley sales were the highest in the co-op's history, jumping 33 percent over the previous year ($208 million in 2004 and $156 million in 2003) and surpassing the 20 percent rate of growth in the organic industry. Organic Valley is projecting sales of $259 million in 2005.



Organic Valley offers intensive support to farmers who want to convert to organic. Most recently, the co-op created the "Transition to Organic Fund," a financial assistance program to help offset the costs for dairy farmers who are transitioning to organic. Farmers who are interested in the fund or joining the co-op should call Organic Valley's Producer Hotline, 888/809-9297.



Source: Company Release