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Stephanie Baumgartner says ...
What a brave couple! To follow your passions, when they are quite a departure from your norm requires significant courage. It is wonderful that they were able to have faith, live a life of integrity with their beliefs and contribute to the world in such a tangible and meaningful way.
09/27/2011 9:50:05 AM CDT
Sara Schaaf says ...
I think their story is great!! I love the product and love that it is farmer owned in the US. It is great that they stand behind the commitment of doing what is better for your health and for the environment. And the cows are beautiful.
09/27/2011 9:58:35 AM CDT
Jessica says ...
As a small business owner it is inspiring to see the Webbs successfully balance running a business for profit and dealing with that aspect of things with their desire to deliver a product in a way that is better for the environment, better for the animals involved, and better for consumers. Way to go Webbs!
09/27/2011 10:00:22 AM CDT
Kathy Munteanu says ...
I love their story! I think it's great they took a risk and followed their dream.....and brought people a great product.
09/27/2011 10:03:42 AM CDT
Kristina says ...
A truly inspirational story of the strength and development of family farms where in todays modern age it is hard to find. Organic farming is truly important especially when it comes to healthy living and sustainability, kudos to them.
09/27/2011 11:43:55 AM CDT
Debra Dunham says ...
I have no choice but MARVEL at this young couple for a job well done. To take a run down farm and turn it around, share the responsiblities of maintaining the farm, taking excellent care (from looking at the video) of the cows, and still have the time to be blessed with a bundle of joy (who is right there with them when chores are being performed) is remarkable. My family loves Organic Valley Milk and it is the only milk that we will drink. Great job Webb family!
09/27/2011 1:17:42 PM CDT
Cindy Webb says ...
I worried about Tyler leaving a job with great benifits,retirement,medical and raises. I now see how happy he is pursuing his dream with Melanie and Wyatt by making a healthy contribution to other families.He has convinced me that OV products are the way to a healthier life style.That a way to go Webbs! love from a very proud mom who knows her farmers
09/27/2011 4:36:47 PM CDT
Nancy Philpot says ...
A refreshing story showing true pioneer spirit!
09/27/2011 4:38:36 PM CDT
Harmony says ...
I love the fact that she takes her baby right out there with her. It's a great way to raise a family
09/27/2011 4:53:49 PM CDT
Coral Bielecki says ...
The work that the Webb family is doing is genuine art. They're expressing their deepest selves, solving problems, helping shape the lives of their family and the world. I commend them for their work.
09/27/2011 8:18:32 PM CDT
Emerald Smith says ...
You can tell their is a lot of love in the making of organic valley products. Thanks for your inspiration!
09/27/2011 9:31:55 PM CDT
Nancy says ...
Hard work making a good product is always worth it. If you treat the animals well and they ae happy , I think they will produce better. I am so glad more people are going back to the original state of food, orgainic, I do not like eating chemicals they are not made to eat! Taking risks about something you are passionate about is always worth the risk Great job!
09/28/2011 6:48:52 AM CDT
Judy says ...
What a great success story! It's great to know that good people like you source the raw ingredients for the Organic Valley products my family enjoys. And I'm even more impressed with your green additions to the farm in the way of wind energy and solar heated water. Awesome!
09/28/2011 9:49:11 AM CDT
Lizzy says ...
What an adventure for this young family! I love that they're committed to their product and sharing that commitment with other families.
09/28/2011 10:02:39 AM CDT
keith says ...
It's great that although they had no experience, the Webb's were confident that they could manifest their vision of a humane and organic dairy farm. Glad they're raising cows other than Holsteins. Now if the gov't could just get out of the way, and allow a free market for raw milk products. Continued blessings to you Tyler and Melanie!
09/28/2011 10:19:06 AM CDT
Sarah Eliza says ...
How wonderful! I'm jealous. :)
09/29/2011 4:54:02 PM CDT
Betty Gardner says ...
I use "Organic Valley" products, but had know idea that you were part of the "American Way", I love your story. My husband, Charles and I met Bob and Maureen Graham on a cruise, and we have been emailing each other. Maureen said she was friends with you and I am sure encourages you too. We will keep on using "Organic Valley" products knowing that you are one on of families who are contributing to this wonderful way of life and hard work. Keep on keeping on. Chuck and Betty
10/30/2011 4:14:19 PM CDT
Colin Simes says ...
God Bless Organic Valley and Whole Foods for their efforts in bringing God's originally intended bounty back into the lives of city-dwelling Americans. Back at the turn of the century and I'm talking the early 1900's - there were no cancers to speak of, no cardiovascular diseases to speak of, children were not obese, middle aged folks did not have to take statins to reduce cholesterol levels. Why is this - because the foods were whole and society was whole and profit for it's own sake was not the end all and be all as it has become today in many circles. We were a purer society then, a simpler society, a more homogenous society, a more Godly society - a society of Americans; not individual sub-classes of whites, blacks, asians, and latins. Sure we weren't perfect we had some problems, things to work out but all of us were working for that American dream of independence, self-determination, and self-expression. May God Bless us all as we move forward to reclaim America and our individuality from those forces that seek to divide us, seek to classify us, and who seek to distract us from our natural affection for each one another. Let's do this - keep the innocence - keep the purity - keep the authenticity - for each and every one of us - God Bless us all.
01/30/2012 3:12:00 PM CST
Norman Webb says ...
Tyler's father, who else :-)
09/10/2012 9:56:08 AM CDT
Kuntal says ...
very very inspiring and good to see young people like you making the commitment to bring these products to the general people like us. We use these products on a daily basis and thanks to your hard work.
09/24/2013 12:25:27 PM CDT

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