The Ohio FFA Foundation is awarding the symbolic FFA jackets to several first-year members, including Wilmington High School students Hayley Slaughter and Savannah Murtland.
Students from across Ohio applied to receive the jackets as part of the Blue Jackets program, sponsored by Beck’s Hybrids and the Ohio FFA Foundation. Beck’s Hybrids is committed to helping provide FFA jackets for first-year members who otherwise may not be able to afford the jacket.
With the generosity shared from community supporters and the Beck’s Hybrids dealer network, 179 FFA jackets were awarded to first-year Ohio FFA members.
The Wilmington College Aggies are among this year’s jacket donors.
The blue corduroy jacket is part of FFA official dress, the organization’s uniform worn at local, state and national events. FFA jackets open doors for students by allowing them to participate in competitions, conferences and events. Through these programs, members learn life skills that will serve them for years to come.
The Ohio FFA Foundation is a cooperative effort among education, business and industry to support and inspire Ohio FFA members.