Crystal Farms, a leading supplier of dairy products in the Midwest, today announced it has launched the Midwest Farms Forever program, which reflects Crystal Farms’ commitment to support farmers across the Heartland region by sourcing its dairy from Midwest farms. To kick off the program, the company will donate $25,000 to FFA this year.
“The Midwest Farms Forever program is just the latest example of the dedication Crystal Farms has shown to the Heartland region”
“Through the Midwest Farms Forever program, we’re helping ensure a bright future for Midwest farms and farmers,” said Janell Lofton-Minta, vice president of growth and marketing at Crystal Farms. “We love dairy farmers, and they give us so much – we wanted to give something back and help them flourish at all stages of farming.”
More specifically, this year’s donation from Crystal Farms will go to FFA to help rising dairy professionals in Minnesota, Wisconsin and across the Midwest. The donation will fund supervised agriculture experiences for dairy students that will help them secure internships and jobs in the industry. Also, through FFA’s Blue Jackets Bright Futures program, the funds will help FFA provide participants with the organization’s signature blue jackets and help them get started and established in their local chapters.
“The Midwest Farms Forever program is just the latest example of the dedication Crystal Farms has shown to the Heartland region,” said Val Aarsvold, executive director of the Minnesota FFA Foundation. “We’re looking forward to a long and fruitful partnership with such a purpose-driven, community-focused company.”
About Crystal Farms
Founded in 1926, Crystal Farms is a leading supplier of dairy from the heart of dairy country: the Midwest. Their dairy is sourced from farmers and co-ops within the region, ensuring top quality products and supporting farms and families. Crystal Farms is a subsidiary of Post Holdings, Inc.
About Post Holdings
Post Holdings, Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is a consumer packaged goods holding company with businesses operating in the center-of-the-store, refrigerated, foodservice and food ingredient categories. Its businesses include Post Consumer Brands, Weetabix, Michael Foods and Bob Evans Farms. Post Consumer Brands is a leader in the North American ready-to-eat cereal category and also markets Peter Pan® nut butters. Weetabix is home to the United Kingdom’s number one selling ready-to-eat cereal brand, Weetabix®. Michael Foods and Bob Evans Farms are leaders in refrigerated foods, delivering innovative, value-added egg and refrigerated potato side dish products to the foodservice and retail channels. Post participates in the global convenient nutrition category through its minority ownership of BellRing Brands, Inc., a publicly-traded holding company offering ready-to-drink shake and powder protein products. Post participates in the private brand food category through its investment with third parties in 8th Avenue Food & Provisions, Inc., a leading, private brand centric, consumer products holding company.