(By Thomas Dux, Fairbury FFA Adviser)
The Nebraska FFA Foundation was pleased to present Jason Hughes, Jared Engelman and Sara Huss of the Fairbury FFA Chapter their very own FFA jacket. These students were one of 265 students selected statewide as part of the Nebraska FFA Foundations “Blue Jacket Bright Futures” program.
“All of us who have been FFA members understand the excitement of putting on your blue jacket for the fit time and wearing it proudly as you represent your chapter and state. You wear that jacket with pride to many events and competitions as an FFA member,” said Stacey Agnew, Executive Director of the Nebraska FFA Foundation.
“FFA jackets are costly and this is a great way for deserving students to apply and be selected to receive a jacket. This program rewards and encourages members who are eager to continue Nebraska’s outstanding FFA tradition.”
This year’s program brought in nearly 600 applications from members across the state and of all ages. “This is one of the bigger responses we’ve had for this program yet,” Agnew said. “We are excited to see them wear their jackets with pride, representing an outstanding legacy of youth in agriculture.”
Agricultural educators, former state officers, FFA officer teams, and other generous contributors have come forward to support the annual campaign, contact Stacey Agnew at 402-472- 5846 or email@example.com.
The mission of the Nebraska FFA Foundation is to enhance quality agricultural education/FFA programs in order to achieve excellence in leadership development, curriculum innovation and scholastic advancement of students.