Culver’s and its Thank You Farmers Project has raised $2.5 million to support agricultural education since its inception six years ago. So far in 2019, Culver’s has raised over $400,000 to go towards the project.
By 2050, the global population is expected to reach 9.8 billion, meaning we’ll have to produce 80 percent more food than we do today to feed everyone. Money raised through Culver’s supports programs such as FFA and others that are educating our country’s future agricultural leaders.
“We’re facing a turning point in agriculture, and the responsibility to feed a growing population falls on all of us, not just farmers,” said Joe Koss, president and CEO at Culver’s. “Our guests understand this, and that’s why they’ve helped us to raise money every year to support the future of agriculture.”
Since 2013, Culver’s has teamed up to support agricultural education programs that encourage smart farming. More than a way to thank the people who grow and raise our fresh, wholesome food, the Thank You Farmers Project is all about ensuring there’s enough food to serve the growing population. Here’s how you can get involved: Attend and support local Thank You Farmers Project fundraisers and events at your Culver’s. You can also make a donation directly to the National FFA Foundation.
In addition to supporting agriculture education efforts, Culver’s is joining the efforts of national organizations in support of agriculture’s future. Mr. Koss is a newly appointed member of the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance board of directors. USFRA represents farmer and rancher-led organizations and food agricultural partners with a common vision to further our global sustainable food systems.
To learn more about the challenges that the agricultural community is facing in the future, watch USFRA’s “30 Harvests” video, or find out how you can support Culver’s Thank You Farmers Project on their website.