To all interested in participating in an organic dairy pool.
As many of you know; Organic Valley / CROPP Cooperative is seeking to initiate an organic milk pool in Michigan.  Last March, Lowell Rheinheimer Mideast Region Pool Coordinator for Organic Valley hosted a meeting in Ravenna, Michigan for dairy farmers and others interested in learning more about their milk marketing program.  The meeting was attended by over 50 dairy farmers.

Lowell Rheinheimer is intending to spend the last week in June 2006 in Michigan

On June 28 Organic Valley will conduct a barn meeting on organic herd health with veterinarian Dr. Paul Dettloff at the Jesse Meerman farm in Coopersville, MI (see attached flyer.)  Lowell will then spend June 29 doing farm visits with interested dairy farmers along with national dairy manager, Jim Wedeberg.  On June 30 and July 1, Lowell and Jim will be hosting an Organic Valley exhibit at Horse Progress Days in Clare.

If you are interested or know of a dairy farmer interested please contact Lowell to find out more information about the Organic Valley marketing opportunity.

The following is Lowell Rheinheimers contact information; feel free to pass this information to interested dairy farmers:

Lowell Rheinheimer
Mideast Region Pool Coordinator
CROPP Cooperative/Organic Valley
Cell        651.492.2184



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