Culver’s Celebrates FFA Week by Launching FFA Ambassador Program

Restaurant chain’s new initiative recognizes outstanding FFA members, offers prizes and educational opportunities

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PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis.—Helping to cultivate the next generation of agricultural leaders is something Culver’s takes pride in – especially during National FFA Week (Feb. 17-24). To celebrate this year, the restaurant chain is announcing the FFA Ambassador Program, a new initiative that allows guests to nominate standout FFA members in their communities to represent Culver’s and their FFA chapter, as well as have the opportunity to earn additional prizes.

The FFA Ambassador Program is the latest chapter in Culver’s longstanding relationship with FFA. Culver’s partners with the organization through its Thank You Farmers® Project, an initiative that aims to advocate for the positive impact of agriculture while investing in agricultural education in order to create a more resilient and sustainable world. Recently celebrating a decade of the program’s existence, Culver’s has donated over $5 million to agricultural causes through the Thank You Farmers Project since its founding.

“The future of agriculture is only as strong as the motivated young people representing the next generation of leadership and advocacy,” said Alison Demmer, Culver’s senior marketing and public relations manager and former Wisconsin FFA president. “We’re proud to launch the Culver’s FFA Ambassador Program and can’t wait to welcome our first class of Ambassadors to represent FFA, Culver’s and their communities.”

In the contest, guests can nominate an FFA member who is doing outstanding work for their chapter and their community. The nominator will answer three questions about why their chosen FFA member should become an FFA Ambassador:

  1. Why would your nominee be a good representative for their FFA chapter, their community and Culver’s?
  2. Why does your nominee deserve to become a Culver’s FFA Ambassador?
  3. Does your nominee’s FFA chapter work with a Culver’s restaurant, and if so, which one? (Optional)

Up to ten winning nominees will be selected as FFA Ambassadors, giving them the opportunity to earn up to $2,500 for their FFA chapter by participating in FFA advocacy events hosted by Culver’s. Through the events, Ambassadors will share the importance of agriculture and agriculture education to people of their local community and beyond.

Beginning today through March 15, nominations can be made at https://www.culvers.com/ffa-ambassador-program-contest. Students must be active members of their FFA chapter for the 2023-24 school year to be eligible.

To make a donation to the Thank You Farmers Project and join Culver’s in the mission to secure the future of agriculture and create a sustainable food supply, visit https://ffa.givenow.stratuslive.com/culvers.
About Culver’s:For over 39 years, Culver’s guests have been treated to cooked-to-order food made with farm-fresh ingredients and served with a smile. The ever-expanding franchise system now numbers over 950 family-owned and operated restaurants in 26 states. The restaurants’ nationally recognized customer service is based on small-town, Midwestern values, genuine friendliness and an unwavering commitment to quality. Signature items include the award-winning ButterBurger, made from fresh, never frozen beef, and Fresh Frozen Custard, including the famous Flavor of the Day program. For more information, visit www.culvers.com or connect with Culver’s on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and X.

About National FFA OrganizationThe National FFA Organization is a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 945,000 student members as part of 9,163 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at FFA.org and on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

About National FFA Foundation
The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders and support the future of agricultural education. A separately registered nonprofit organization, the foundation is governed by a board of trustees that includes the national FFA president, educators, business leaders and individual donors. For more, visit FFA.org/Give.

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