Organic Valley is moving beyond its initial goal of achieving 100 percent renewable power at its corporate facilities in La Farge and Cashton to share solar power with 13 Midwest communities and energy credits with a California-based natural soap company.

The La Farge-based co-op committed a year ago to the renewable power milestone at its corporate facilities but has since unlocked solar potential beyond its needs, according to a news release from Organic Valley.

Organic Valley is America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers, with more than 2,000 members.

That status makes it a natural move to work with rural communities “to create new sources of energy right here at home that can be shared by all,” said George Siemon, one of Organic Valley’s founding farmers who now is the company’s CEO. Read the full story here.