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Added: December 6, 2022, 11:35 am
CASHTON, Wis. (WKBT) – Organic Valley’s passion for renewable energy is spreading around the world.
A team from the Cashton facility traveled to Nepal to install solar panels and batteries at a dairy cooperative there.
Nepal’s national power grid often goes down, and when it does, milk from more than 500 family farms can go bad. One of the main principles of Organic Valley is to “cooperate with other cooperatives”.
Organizer David Whited-Ford says the project was an incredible fit.
“Because they are cooperative. We are cooperative,” White-Ford said. “There are 514 families, about 1,800 families there. As I read the description, I thought they were messing with me because nothing could be that perfect.
In Nepal, farmers take their milk in buckets to a collection facility. Whited-Ford says knowing the milk won’t spoil is incredible.
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