Culver’s restaurant chain recently donated over $30,000 dollars to the National FFA’s blue jacket program. The donation will cover the cost of 238 blue jackets, which will be presented to kids from all over the nation that likely couldn’t afford one on their own. The blue corduroy jackets are widely known as the official dress code for the National FFA members that total over 649,000 students from Puerto Rico, the U.S., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. “For FFA members who have such a passion for agriculture, wearing the blue jacket is a sign of their commitment to the future of agriculture,” says Jessie Corning, senior marketing manager for Culver’s. “We’re proud to provide jackets to these deserving students.” FFA advisers from all over the country submitted nominations for deserving students. Culver’s will now work with the National FFA Foundation to match deserving students with local restaurants. The blue jackets will be presented to the students at the end of this year. Culver’s blue jacket donation is part of their Thank You Farmers™ program, which raises awareness about the importance of the agricultural industry and supports future Ag leaders.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.