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Mountaire Expands “Farm to Table” Scholarship Program

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Mountaire Farms is expanding their Farm to Table Scholarship program to North Carolina to help even more high school seniors who are interested in helping feed the world. 

The Farm to Table Scholarship program will reward qualified students with a passion for agriculture, the culinary arts, or related fields which support food production and feeding the world. Students must have a B+ grade point average or better and give back to the community with their time and talents. 

“During the pandemic, many people across Delmarva and the country saw the strain put on our nation’s food supply,” said Phillip Plylar, President of Mountaire Farms. “The empty shelves at many retailers brought home the critical importance of American agriculture. We have two goals with this scholarship. The first is to shine a light on the important work of the people who grow, raise, prepare, and serve the food we eat each day. The second is to show our thanks by supporting local youth in pursuing their careers.” 

On Delmarva, in partnership with WBOC, Mountaire launched the scholarship last year. Now in its second year, Mountaire selects a new Farm to Table Scholar every month during the school year. They will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship and be featured in a profile to air on WBOC and Fox21. Two overall winners – one from Agriculture and one from Culinary Arts — will be named during a Farm to Table banquet at the end of the academic year where they will also receive an additional $5,000 scholarship.  On Delmarva, interested applicants can also apply online at Mountaire.com. For more information, reach out to Zach Evans at ZEvans@mountaire.com

In North Carolina, Mountaire is partnering with local schools, agriculture programs and culinary programs to find nominees every month. They also will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship, and invited to a Farm to Table banquet at the end of the academic year where two winners will also receive an additional $5,000 scholarship. Interested applicants can apply online at Mountaire.com. For more information, reach out to Sasha Duncan at AlexandraDuncan@mountaire.com

About Mountaire

Mountaire® is a registered trademark of Mountaire Corporation.  Mountaire Corporation and its affiliates, Mountaire Farms Inc. and Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc. (collectively, “Mountaire”), are agricultural food production and processing companies providing work for almost 10,000 people at facilities in Arkansas, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. Mountaire is a privately owned, Jesus-centered company with a commitment to the communities in which our employees work and live. For more information, visit www.mountaire.com.or visit us on Facebook. 

Source: Press Release

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