Stonyfield Farm and Organic Valley have chosen six finalists for the Stonyfield Organic Farmers Grant-a-Wish Program, which helps fund organic farming projects that can make a strong environmental impact or improve the long-term viability of organic farming.
"Stonyfield's 2011 goal is to build unprecedented levels of support for organic farming through an intensive yearlong 'organic stories' initiative that starts where organic begins, on the farm," said Gary Hirshberg, Stonyfield president and CEO. "The Stonyfield Organic Farmers Grant-a-Wish Program will help some of America's most innovative organic farmers bring to life projects they need help funding." The six finalists are in line for a total of $31,000 in grants: one $10,000 prize, two $7,500 grants and three $2,000 grants will be announced in March.
More information on the finalists, as well as the ability to vote for who should win top prize, is available on Stonyfield's Facebook page.