Culver’s Extends Thank You to Farmers Through Support of #FarmON Benefit Concert™ for 4-H
Lenexa, Kan., (August 6, 2020) – Farm Journal announced today that Culver’s is partnering with National 4-H Council to support the #FarmON Benefit ConcertTM set for August 27, 2020. Culver’s has agreed to underwrite the concert to promote the stories of 4-H members around the nation and raise funds in support of National 4-H Council’s FOURWARD Fund.
“Knowing many young leaders will not get to participate in their county or state fairs this year, Culver’s wanted to acknowledge these members’ efforts and support their future 4-H projects,” said Alison Wedig, marketing specialist for Culver’s. “This benefit concert is a great way to support 4-H members and spread awareness for the organization while also giving our guests the opportunity to support the cause by donating to National 4-H Council’s FOURWARD Fund.”
Culver’s Thank You Farmers® Project works to ensure the future of our nation’s food supply by supporting agricultural education programs that encourage smart farming. To date, the initiative has raised more than $2.5 million in support of a variety of local agricultural organizations.
The concert will feature appearances from country music artists including Lee Brice, Justin Moore, Jennifer Nettles, Rodney Atkins and the Peterson Farm Brothers.
The #FarmON movement is fueled by the engagement of farmers and ranchers everywhere and will be a prominent part of the New American Farm Show experience, which includes the 28th Annual Pro Farmer Crop TourTM and Farm Journal Field DaysTM.
National 4-H Council’s FOURWARD Fund was established to ensure young people across all communities, with or without internet access, continue to have access to the necessary resources and meaningful learning opportunities to help them thrive.
“We are excited to work with Culver’s to give thanks to the future farmers, agronomists and veterinarians who are finding their start in 4-H,” said Charlene Finck, president of Farm Journal. “This concert not only serves as the grand finale event of Farm Journal Field Days but will also drive donations to National 4-H Council’s FOURWARD Fund to bring much-needed educational resources to kids in a wide range of communities.”
In addition to Culver’s, the concert is supported by Meristem, Bayer, Pivot Bio, Corteva, NK Seeds and Safe-Guard.
About Farm Journal
Farm Journal is the nation’s leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market. Started 144 years ago with the preeminent Farm Journal magazine, the company serves the row crop, livestock, produce and retail sectors through branded websites, eNewsletters and phone apps; business magazines; live events including conferences, seminars and tradeshows; nationally broadcasted television and radio programs; a robust mobile-text-marketing business; and an array of data-driven, paid information products. Farm Journal also is the majority shareholder of the online equipment marketplace, Machinery Pete LLC. In 2010, the company established the non-profit, public charity, Farm Journal Foundation, dedicated to sustaining agriculture’s ability to meet the vital needs of a growing population through education and empowerment.
4‑H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4‑H programs empower nearly six million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills. 4‑H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System and USDA and serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network of 110 public universities and more than 3000 local Extension offices. Globally, 4‑H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries. The research-backed 4‑H experience grows young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities, two times more likely to make healthier choices, two times more likely to be civically active and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs.
For over 35 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 750 family-owned and operated restaurants in 25 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, www.culvers.com/facebook, www.twitter.com/culvers or www.instagram.com/culvers