FFA Members with their Jackets.  From left to right: Annika Lukken, Kate Johansen, Adysen Tysdal. Ellie Gibbs, Nikki Jorud, Brodey Mekalson, Nick Wendland, and Jonny Fielding.  Missing from picture: Kate Christensen and Kyleigh Shebeck

The Minnesota FFA Foundation is pleased to announce the presentation of the official FFA jacket to members of the Battle Lake FFA Chapter. Andrea Schmidt, Jarren Hill, Izzy Brandborg, Laney Frost, Madison Cameron, and Addison Maethner have been selected to receive their own jacket.

As Minnesota FFA welcomes thousands of young people into membership, the Minnesota FFA Foundation has announced the recipients of the Blue Jacket Bright Futures program. The program provides sponsored FFA jackets to Minnesota youth who are starting their FFA career. This is the eighth Year the Minnesota FFA Foundation has offered the program. “The Blue Jackets Bright Future program is a valuable program providing students with an FFA jacket to support their FFA involvement. A personalized FFA jacket provides recipients with a sense of pride while giving them ownership of their FFA experiences, said Lavyne Rada, Minnesota FFA Association Leadership Development Coordinator.

“FFA plays an important role in developing agricultural and leadership skills in students while preparing them for their future careers.” “The jacket is a symbol of tradition and pride for those who have worn the official FFA jacket. Many past members have sponsored jackets, but it’s not uncommon for individuals and companies to sponsor jackets because they appreciate what the organization does to develop young leaders,” says Val Aarsvold, Minnesota FFA Foundation Executive Director.

The Minnesota FFA Foundation wishes to thank the sponsors of the Blue Jackets Bright Futures program this year. The sponsors of this program are what make it possible for our FFA students to have a successful experience with FFA! Thank you for making a difference in the lives of a student.

For more information about the Minnesota FFA Foundation’s Blue Jacket Bright Futures program, contact Program Coordinator, Amanda Sommers, at 507-461-2214 or visit our website at www.mnffafoundation.org .The Minnesota FFA Foundation partners with individuals and businesses to provide resources that promote and enhance premier leadership, personal growth and career success for Minnesota youth in Agricultural Education.