Organic Meadow Celebrates their Co-operative History with their 23rd Annual General Meeting
August 15, 2012
GUELPH, ON, August 15, 2012 – Organic Meadow members are meeting to help design the future path for the long running farmers’ co-operative. Members from all over Ontario participate in this yearly event. New this year, the meeting will be held at two locations, one at the Organic Meadow head office in Guelph, ON, as well as one at a satellite location in Kemptville, ON where eastern Ontario farmers can participate in the live discussion via online conferencing. “The objective in having a second location is to allow more of our members to participate, without having to travel a far distance,” says Don Rees, CEO of Organic Meadow Inc. “The reason for this is we want to provide greater transparency to our members and we will provide a clear indication of what the team has done in 2012 and our plans for 2013,” explains Rees.
On the agenda is guest speaker, Francis Thicke, who operates a grass based, 80 cow, organic dairy farm near Fairfield, Iowa. Francis and his wife Susan also run an on farm processing plant where they make a variety of products from their own milk. “We are hoping that we get a good understanding of how they integrate livestock onto the landscape in an ecologically sound way,” says Jenny Butcher, Member Relations Manager for Organic Meadow Co-operative. “Francis is very well respected in the organic dairy industry around North America, and we are excited to learn more about his operation and passion for organic farming.”
A couple new product launches will be announced at the AGM including 5 organic Greek yogurt varieties and 2 single serve organic granola topped yogurts. These will be a welcome addition to Organic Meadow’s ever expanding product offering.
About Organic Meadow
Organic Meadow Co-operative Inc. is a farmer co-op consisting of over 100 family farms, more than 50% of which are within 100 miles of Guelph. More than 90 Organic Meadow products are sold in retail stores across the country, all of which are certified organic. As a co-operative, Organic Meadow shares its profits with the farmers who lead it and have invested in it, thereby supporting rural economies in Ontario. For more information, visit the Organic Meadow website at www.organicmeadow.com.
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