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January Provender News

January 16th 2018

by Vicki Reich One year ago yesterday, I received a fateful text from one of our board member. I was on my way home from an annual weekend retreat with some of my best friends and had stopped for gas in a very small town in North Idaho that miraculously had cell phone service.  This board member and I had served on the Board for many years and she thought I would like to know that Susan (our long serving, [Read More]

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News from the Board of Directors

January 11th 2018

by Rachel Mitrani Hello to our Provender Community! I would like to first send wishes for a happy and healthy new year! As we enter 2018, it is a great time to set positive intentions for both personal and professional goals. Your Provender Board of Directors would like to extend an invitation to let us know what we can do to support your organizations in this new year. We are currently working on a strategic plan to make sure we [Read More]

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Advertising Sales Rep Job Opening-Green Living Journal

January 9th 2018

Earn Extra Income as an Advertising Sales Rep for the Green Living Journal This is a part-time opportunity, ideal for the individual that appreciates a flexible work schedule and a supplemental income. This position is based in the Portland/Vancouver area and can be a work from home situation. We are looking for someone excited about sustainable and green businesses, and who likes to work as a commission based, independent contractor. Join our team and help us build a better future. [Read More]

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Operations Manager Job Opening-Scratch and Peck Feeds

January 9th 2018

Scratch and Peck Feeds is looking for a professional Operations Manager to plan, direct, and coordinate all organization’s operations. You will be responsible for creating a structured system of operations while improving performance, productivity, efficiency, and profitability through implementation of effective methods and strategies. You will be responsible for managing a team of managers, supervisors, and other employees. A successful candidate will be completely self-sufficient and able to manage their time effectively. As a member of the senior management team, [Read More]

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Maggie’s Organics Wins Prestigious World Fair Trade Organization Award

December 26th 2017

DEXTER, MICH. November 27, 2017 — Maggie’s Organics, a pioneer in fair trade and organic apparel, was awarded the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) Mohammed Islam Design Award for Best New Fashion Accessory at its international conference. The biennial conference, which gathers Fair Trade producers, workers, policy makers and academics from around the world, took place in Delhi, India, from November 9 to 13. Maggie’s Organics winning garment, the one-size-fits-all shawl vest, is warm and cozy, yet dressy and versatile. [Read More]

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Marilyn Scholl, CDS Consulting, Inducted into Cooperative Hall of Fame

December 18th 2017

CDS Consulting Co-op manager, Marilyn Scholl, is being inducted into the 2018 Cooperative Hall of Fame. Marilyn joins an esteemed group of cooperators who are honored for their indelible contributions to the co-op movement. Marilyn is also the fourth member of the CDS Consulting Co-op to be granted this recognition, which includes Bill Gessner, Walden Swanson and Kate Sumberg. We are beyond proud of all of our inductees and co-op heroes for the work they do to support, grow and sustain food [Read More]

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Welcome to The Premier Issue of The Provender e-Journal

December 11th 2017

by Vicki Reich, Executive Director Provender Alliance You hold in your virtual hands the first ever digital version of the Provender e-Journal.  The Provender Journal has been educating and inspiring our membership for the last 34 years. As long-time members know, the paper Journal has been the place where members can share information on a wide range of topics from day-to-day struggles to the latest issues impacting our industry.  Going digital is not going to change the underlying principals [Read More]

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New Year Thoughts from the Board of Directors

December 11th 2017

by Troy Eustice, Provender Board Member This time of year, a time of transition, with the change of seasons upon us and the New Year quickly approaching, is an excellent time to reflect on where we are, where we have been, and where we are going. Last week I was pondering this as I read the cover story in WholeFoods Magazine, in which Jeff Bezos—CEO of Amazon.com—was named the magazine’s Person of the Year. This was a controversial pick for [Read More]

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Grow Ahead: Crowdfunding Climate Resilience

December 11th 2017

By Dana Geffner, Fair World Project Industrial agriculture and food production is a major contributor to climate change, and the small-scale farmers whose regenerative practices our future relies on are bearing the brunt of the impacts. In recent years, these farmers have experienced increasing pest pressure, decreasing yields and a quickly-changing landscape — all of which are threatening their livelihoods. Considering that small-scale farmers feed the majority of the developing world, the implications are serious. Agroecological strategies for combating climate [Read More]

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