Jewel-Osco and G&R Farms Team Up for Scholarship

Mon. July 8th, 2019
- by Kayla Webb     

CHICAGO, IL - Jewel-Osco® and G&R Farms® are proving to be the buy-side/supply-side mash-up we never knew we needed until now. In an effort to support investments in U.S. agriculture education and careers, the retailer and the Vidalia® variety grower/marketer are collaborating with Growing America’s Farmers, a non-profit organization providing college scholarships through the national Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization, in an all-new campaign rolling out now.

Scott Bennett, Sales Manager, Jewel Osco“This collaboration is a great opportunity to showcase Vidalia onions and at the same time give a young person the chance to fulfill their dreams of becoming a farmer,” said Scott Bennett, Jewel-Osco Sales Manager. “Vidalia sweet onions have long been a customer favorite and Jewel-Osco is proud of the partnership.”

This buyer/supplier team-up and campaign supports hopeful future farmers while also promoting Vidalia sweet onions

According to a press release, a portion of every consumer sale of G&R Vidalia sweet onions will be donated to FFA to provide educational scholarships. All contributions will also help Jewel-Osco support regional opportunities targeting the next generation of America’s farmers.

Walt Dasher, Founder, Growing America's Farmers“I have been so humbled and blown away by the support we have received, and I am really excited about what we will be doing together for the future of the American farmer,” said Walt Dasher, Founder of Growing America’s Farmers. “My long-term goal is to support the FFA organization and the individuals who upon graduation become America’s leaders and farmers of America.”

Vidalias will be on sale at participating Jewel-Osco stores for the rest of the summer season and throughout the fall.

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