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Thank You Farmers Project

Five Ways We Support Agriculture Together Each Year

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Through our Thank You Farmers® Project, we’re passionate about sharing our appreciation for farmers with guests so they feel connected, investing in agricultural education to ensure the next generation of agriculture leaders is engaged and capable, and supporting climate-smart agricultural efforts that produce nutritious food for a sustainably vibrant food supply.

Check out five ways that the Thank You Farmers Project supports agriculture every year!

Culver’s sign advertises Scoops of Thanks Day.

1. We Support Ag Education $1 at a Time

Scoops of Thanks Day, our biggest fundraiser of the year, happens during the month of May. We invite guests to donate $1 to local agricultural education programs, such as FFA, in return for a scoop of Fresh Frozen Custard

Two FFA members sitting together in front of a computer

2. We launched our FFA Ambassador Program in 2024

Our FFA Ambassador Program allows people in the community to nominate an FFA member who goes above and beyond to impact the future of agriculture. The chosen Ambassadors have the opportunity to participate in unique experiences and earn up to $2,500 for their FFA chapter!

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3. We Connect Our Guests to Farmers

We believe that to care about a cause, you must understand it. That’s why we strive to educate our guests on where their food comes from. We love showcasing the farmers and ranchers who allow us to serve our delicious food, including Wisconsin dairy farmers Tammy and Kyle. The milk produced on their farm becomes Culver’s Wisconsin Cheese Curds.

Culver's leadership at an FFA event

4. We Support Climate-Smart Agricultural Initiatives

Culver’s takes the challenge of co-creating sustainable food systems for the future to heart, which is why Julie Fussner, our chief marketing officer, is on the board of directors at the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers in Action (USFRA). USFRA board members collaborate to pave the way for a more sustainable tomorrow, which extends beyond the agricultural community.

This year, Julie attended the Honor the Harvest® Forum  an event that gathers food and agriculture leaders across the value chain to collaborate and learn about industry topics. Culver’s is proud to join over 200 farmers, ranchers, industry leaders, organizations and individuals who have pledged to build a resilient future for the food and agriculture sector through the Decade of Ag, a movement dedicated to strengthening and restoring our environment.

Culver’s restaurant owners present an FFA chapter with a check.

5. We're Blown Away by Our Guests’ Support

Each year, the biggest portion of our Thank You Farmers Project donations comes from our guests at their local restaurants. With your help, we've donated over $5 million since the Thank You Farmers Project began in 2013. We couldn’t do this without you!

To donate to FFA or learn more about the initiative, visit the Thank You Farmers Project page.