G&R Farms Partners With National FFA

G&R Farms in Tattnall County, GA has finalized an agreement with the National FFA Organization to support scholarships for students in Production Agriculture.
Under the agreement, G&R will contribute a percentage of sales from its 2017 Vidalia onion crop to enhance educational opportunities for young people who are committed to future farming careers. The new initiative, “Growing America’s Farmers™,” was the brainchild of Walt Dasher, a third generation southeast Georgia farmer. G&R Farms is recognized as Georgia’s oldest grower, packer, marketer and shipper of world famous Vidalia onions.
G&R Farms new FFA onion bins are being featured in select Kroger Stores.
“Over the years, we found that people under the age of 30 in rural areas like ours expressed very little interest in farm work. This caused me great concern because we all know that a lack of farmers could create a myriad of problems for our country,” Dasher said. “At G&R, we’re committed to helping America’s future farmers. We are very excited about partnering with FFA nationally to provide scholarship opportunities for aspiring farmers.”
Dasher noted that the average age of an American farmer is 57 and trending older each year.