Nicole Rakobitsch serves as Director of Sustainability at Organic Valley. She led projects to improve the sustainability of organic family farms. She has championed projects like a unique life cycle assessment (LCA), which tracks the impact of scope-3 emissions on Organic Valley farms in each region of the U.S., providing an unprecedented glimpse into the environmental impact of and solutions for family farms. Projects like the LCA will inform regional climate-smart farming plans and improve how Organic Valley approaches sustainability and climate change.
The vast majority of our farmers do need to secure lending to make renewable energy projects happen, and sometimes they’re not able to secure that lending. Our loan fund provides equal access across the country to clean energy funding. Not every member has access to a loan for this type of technology. And not all lenders are comfortable lending for solar.15 July 2021