Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Horizon Offers $2,500 Scholarships

"Horizon Organic® invites students who are pursuing degrees in organic milk production and alternative veterinary science to apply for a brand-new scholarship program.

As an extension of its dairy farmer education and information efforts under the Horizon Organic Producer Education (HOPE) program, Horizon Organic will award annual scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each. They will be awarded to selected farm family members participating in the HOPE program (currently shipping milk to Horizon Organic) and working towards a degree in agriculture or veterinary science that will later be used within the organic industry.

"Our HOPE program has been around since 2001 with a focus on converting more dairy farm operations and their land to organic production and sustainable farm management practices. We are delighted to add the scholarship program because it is a natural extension of our efforts to nurture the future of the organic community,” says Kelly Shea, vice president, industry relations and organic stewardship, Horizon Organic. “We need young, bright people to be personally engaged and passionate about this business from farm to fork."

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Trying to look like a nice, thoughtful company, huh? The "good guys?"