With school in full swing, thousands of young people are joining FFA in Minnesota. To support the development of these young people, future leaders for agriculture and their local communities, the Minnesota FFA Foundation is again offering the Blue Jackets Bright Futures program which provides official FFA jackets to members who have completed an application indicating their desire to be involved with FFA programs. 
This is the fourteenth 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 Program Manager and Regional Supervisor. “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,” said Val Aarsvold, Minnesota FFA Foundation Executive Director.
To support the Blue Jacket Bright Future program, you can find more details and the donation brochure on the MN FFA Foundation’s website: http://www.mnffafoundation.org/blue-jackets-bright-futures.
For more information or questions on how you can support FFA members through the Minnesota FFA Foundation’s Blue Jacket Bright Futures program, contact Amanda Sommers at 507-461-2214 or visit our website at www.mnffafoundation.org 
This article was submitted by The Minnesota FFA Foundation.

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