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Thank You Farmers Project

Awesome Agriculture Culver’s Supports Wisconsin Education Center

Four people, including Culver’s CEO Joe Koss, pose for a photo in front of a farm backdrop at the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center.

Today, only 2% of the population are farmers. When you don’t live on a farm, it can be hard to know exactly what goes into being a farmer. The Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, is helping visitors learn more about the state’s agricultural industry.

Through our Thank You Farmers Project, Culver’s is proud to have donated $250,000 to help establish the center. It’s important to us that our guests know where their food comes from and the work that went into getting it to their plates.

“Farmers are our friends and neighbors.” – Joe Koss

In July 2019, Culver’s President and CEO, Joe Koss, spoke at the center’s Breakfast at the Barn event. He shared the history of Culver’s relationship with the agricultural community and why supporting agricultural education is so important. “Our population is growing, and we know that we’ll need to feed these masses with the same amount of resources,” Joe said. “Those responsible for figuring out how to sustainably feed our growing population are currently sitting in classrooms, playing on playgrounds or yet to be born.”

Culver’s CEO Joe Koss stands in front of the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center

Joe also explained how Culver’s got its start 35 years ago with the help of Wisconsin dairy farmers. Without them, we wouldn’t have Fresh Frozen Custard or Wisconsin Cheese Curds. “We are rooted in the farming community and know the importance of supporting farmers and the work they do,” said Joe.

The center, which opened in 2018, features exhibits on Wisconsin’s dairy industry, the fruits and vegetables grown in the state, the science behind food production and more. Visitors can even tour a working dairy farm and have the chance to see calves being born in the birthing barn.

The Thank You Farmers Exhibit at the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center

As part of our support for the center, a special exhibit was created that allows visitors to show their appreciation for farmers by writing thank-you notes. The notes are then distributed to Wisconsin farmers. To date, 5,000 visitors have shared their messages of gratitude.

Visitors to the Wisconsin Farm Discovery Center wrote thank-you notes to Wisconsin farmers. Visitors to the Wisconsin Farm Discovery Center wrote thank-you notes to Wisconsin farmers. Visitors to the Wisconsin Farm Discovery Center wrote thank-you notes to Wisconsin farmers.

To learn more about how Culver’s is supporting agricultural education, visit our Thank You Farmers Project page.