Windstone Buffalo Company, Inc. (wsbuffalo.com) is a startup buffalo ranch in Freeman, South Dakota. They focus on raising grass-fed, free-range, antibiotic and hormone-free field-harvested Bison.
Windstone recently advanced to the voting stage in a nationwide FedEx grant contest. They are currently one of the top candidates in the Midwest and are #1 in South Dakota.
If Windstone is awarded a grant, they plan to use the cash infusion to continue to build out fence, design and build fresh water systems, develop an efficient shipping strategy and invest in education to help others who are interested in becoming engines for the sustainable food movement.
Voting takes place using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. One vote may be cast per 24 hour period, per account.
The voting stage of the grant continues through until March 17th, 2015. On March 29th the top 100 candidates will advance to the next stage. The winners of the grant contest will be notified on April 21st, 2015.
This is the third annual Small Business Grant Contest sponsored by FedEx. The top prize for the contest is a $25,000 award, second prize is a $10,000 award and eight additional $5000 awards.
Votes may be cast for Windstone Buffalo at: http://smallbusinessgrant.fedex.com/gallery/Detail/da3939e9-24ed-4229-9c84-1a23ae15f26f