Culver’s asks FFA what do people need to know about ag


It wouldn’t be National FFA Week without farm-friendly Culver’s annual FFA Essay Contest. This year’s essay questions: As a future ag leader, what do you want people to know about the agricultural industry? How will you help to educate them on this subject?

Culver’s kicked off its third annual Contest this week to award three winners the funds to send their FFA chapters to the National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Oct. 25-28, 2017. The top three essays winners will receive $7,500, $5,000, and $2,500 respectively.

“We’re excited to continue to hear firsthand from such passionate and knowledgeable students about the topics that are important to them,” said Jessie Corning, senior marketing manager for Culver’s. “With the FFA Essay Contest, more FFA members have a chance to attend the convention and immerse themselves in the agricultural community.”

Annually, more than 60,000 FFA members attend the conference, which provides opportunities for members nationwide to unite and celebrate their collective accomplishments while learning about some of the 235 unique careers that exist in the industry of agriculture. One of last year’s winners, Hannah S., shared her chapter’s experience with Culver’s.

Culver’s essay contest is part of the restaurant’s Thank You Farmers program, which recognizes the hard work of the nation’s farmers and helps ensure the future of the next generation of agricultural leaders. To date, the Thank You Farmers initiative has raised over one million dollars in support of the National FFA Organization and Foundation, local FFA chapters, and a variety of local agricultural organizations.

To submit their essays, FFA members should visit The contest ends March 31, 2017, at 5 p.m. CST.

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