At the recent annual Farm Aid benefit event in Camden, N.J., Horizon Organic honored one of the company's family farmer partners, Scott and Traci Laing of Potsdam, N.Y. with the first annual HOPE Award. The award was established to pay tribute to and congratulate farmers who have not only navigated the challenges of transitioning to organic but who have also served as a model for other organic farmers.

In addition to receiving the award, Scott, Traci and their four children received an all-expense paid trip to the Farm Aid benefit concert and an American Express gift card. Scott Laing has been farming for 28 years, nine of them as an organic farmer.