Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

Principle 6 Producer Profile: La Riojana Cooperative

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Sun, Apr 09, 2017 @ 05:55 AM

Who would have thought that one of Argentina’s largest farmer-owned cooperatives was started in a small bodega in La Rioja, Argentina? In the 1940s, a group of Italians who had experience making wine immigrated to La Rioja. They bought a bodega and started purchasing grapes from local growers to make wine. As interest grew, they started planting grape vines and La Riojana Cooperative was born.

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Tags: P6 Producers, cooperatively-owned business, NCG

VFC & Organic Valley Sponsor Organic Agriculture SAE Grants for High School Students

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Tue, Apr 04, 2017 @ 12:19 PM

A total of 37 Wisconsin FFA members from 27 different chapters have been awarded $28,950 in Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) grants from the Wisconsin FFA Foundation.

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Tags: 2017