REIDSVILLE, GA. — Shuman Farms has partnered with two different collegiate athletic programs in Georgia.
The sweet onion grower, packer and shipper is now the official, exclusive sweet onion supplier for the University of Georgia (UGA) and Georgia Southern University (GSU).
According to Shuman Farms, the three things a company based in Georgia takes seriously are sweet onions, good food and college sports.
"Being named the Official Sweet Onion for both the University of Georgia and Georgia Southern University athletic programs is a tremendous honor for Shuman Farms," said John Shuman, CEO of Shuman Farms. "As a family-owned business with deep roots in Georgia, we are thrilled to support these two universities that contribute so much to the southeastern United States. It is important for us to drive education to the next generation of shoppers about healthy eating while promoting sweet onions as an essential ingredient, especially on gameday.”
Shuman Farms will be hosting promotional activities for the universities’ students, alumni and sports fans, including cooking demonstrations of sweet onion recipes on-campus.
"We are excited to join hands with Shuman Farms as their values align perfectly with our commitment to fostering local partnerships and promoting healthier, sustainable food choices," said Alan Thomas, associate athletic director – external operations, University of Georgia Athletic Association. "This partnership will undoubtedly enhance the overall experience for our fans and help us create an unforgettable gameday atmosphere.”
As part of the promotions, Shuman Farms will be working with Ladd McConkey, wide receiver at UGA; Khaleb Hood, wider receiver at GSU; and Davis Brin, quarterback at GSU.
“All three players have shown that grit, determination and hard work are key ingredients to reaching your goals,” Shuman said. “We’re looking forward to partnering with these players this season to help us spread the word about Shuman Farms’ sweet onions. It should be an exciting football season for both teams, and we are thrilled to be working with them.”