With the harsh winter followed by spring flooding, the struggle for America’s farmers gets tougher by the day. Consider this: one U.S. farm feeds an estimated 168 people annually in America and abroad. The global population is expected to increase from 7.6 billion to 9.8 billion by 2050, so we have to find a way to feed 29 percent more people using the same amount of land and water we have today. It’s a challenge thousands of agriculture students are working on: feeding our future.
On Thursday, May 2, Culver’s Frozen Custard lovers nationwide will have the opportunity to directly support agricultural education organizations and the industry’s future leaders by participating in the fifth annual Culver’s Scoops of Thanks Day. Guests can purchase a scoop of Fresh Frozen Custard at participating restaurants for just $1 and proceeds go directly to local FFA chapters or other local agricultural organizations. FFA now spans all 50 states, providing more than 650,000 students a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
Since 2013, Culver’s and its guests have helped make a difference by donating over $2 million to agricultural education programs, such as FFA, that encourage smart farming—the advancements we need to produce a greater amount of food with the same resources.
Jessie Kreke, Culver’s senior marketing manager, and Amelia Hayden, president of Wisconsin’s FFA