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Local McDonald’s Accepting Nominations for New Agriculture Awards Program


Local McDonald’s restaurants are now accepting nominations for a new McDonald’s Agriculture Awards Program. Now through March 22, members of the community can nominate students studying agriculture to be considered for one of ten $500 scholarships. Nominations can be submitted online at surveymonkey.com/r/mcdagawards.

To be eligible, nominees must be a senior in high school or be enrolled in a college agriculture program, and be a resident of or attending college within an eligible county in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, or Oklahoma, listed at the nominee application link. Winners will be selected Spring 2023 by local McDonald's organizations.

“From fresh beef, to eggs, to produce—we rely heavily on agriculture at McDonald’s,” said Ryan Blumenstock, local McDonald’s Owner/Operator. “That’s why we’re excited to directly support those in our local community with a future in agriculture through this scholarship program.”

McDonald’s approaches sustainable agriculture holistically and considers its impact on the planet, the livelihoods of the people who produce its food, the communities in which they live and the well-being of the animals it relies on. McDonald’s also aims to help create positive impact, especially with beef farmers, in areas such as improving biodiversity, maintaining native grasslands and capturing carbon, as well as rebuilding soils. 

Learn more about this commitment on the McDonald’s Corporation website here: corporate.mcdonalds.com/corpmcd/our-purpose-and-impact/our-planet/sustainable-agriculture.html