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Say ‘thanks’ to farmers, support agriculture at Culver’s


On May 3, all Culver’s restaurants will offer guests a “Scoop of Thanks” to join Culver’s ongoing effort to support farmers and agricultural education.

Guests can stop by any Culver’s and donate $1 to Culver’s “Thank You Farmers Project” and receive a scoop of fresh frozen custard, a very popular menu item. Money raised will benefit the Future Farmers of America and other local agricultural organizations.

“We can help support a better future by educating our communities about farming,” at the same supporting the next generation of farmers and efforts to increase the food supply, said Culver’s of Dixon co-owner Kayla Halfacre.

“This isn’t just about food. It’s about agriculture as a whole,” Halfacre said.

That’s why since 2013, Culver’s and its guests have donated nearly $2 million to agricultural education programs, like FFA, that encourage advancements in farming.

World population is expected to increase by 29 percent over the next 30 years, so these efforts are critical to producing a greater amount of food using with the same amount of land and water, according to www.culvers.com.

Culver’s Thank You Farmers Project continues all summer with a variety of promotions, fund-raisers and special offers.

Each locally-owned Culver’s will focus on fund-raising for local efforts. Halfacre said Culver’s of Dixon will raise money for the Sauk Valley Community College agriculture program for equipment, seminars, technical support and a scholarship for a local student.

The affiliated Culver’s of Rock Falls, she said, is raising money for the Sterling and Prophetstown high school FFA’s.

Visit your local Culver’s to find out how you can help.

Culver’s of Rock Falls : 1901 Harley Davidson Drive, Rock Falls, Il., 61071 : 815.535.9401

Culvers of Dixon : 1317 N. Galena Ave., Dixon, Il., 61021 : 815.288.9403