October 28, 2014 at 10:23am
Minnesota Farmers Union Largest Single Contributor to FFA Blue Jacket Bright Future Program
St. Paul, MN. (October 28, 2014) –For the sixth consecutive year, the Minnesota Farmers Union has donated to the FFA’s Blue Jackets Bright Future program, which provides sponsored FFA jackets to Minnesota youth who are starting their FFA career, and for the sixth consecutive year, MFU was the single largest sponsor to the program! Out of 105 donors and 193 jackets sponsored, the Minnesota Farmers Union was the single largest contributor once again, sponsoring 30 jackets.
“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,” says 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,” said Val Aarsvold, Minnesota FFA Foundation Executive Director.
For more information about the Minnesota FFA Foundation’s Blue Jacket Bright Future program, contact Val Aarsvold at 507-534-0188 or visit www.mnffafoundation.org