Sleepy Eye FFA members receive blue jackets

Sleepy Eye FFA members received FFA jackets of their own from the Minnesota FFA Foundation. Pictured L to R, front – Cali Rossbach, Emma Fischer, Courtney Sellner, Brienna Barnes, Alexa Steffl. Middle- Lexxy Rudolph, Sabrina Arista, Kathryn Schroepfer, Abby Hoffmann, Jacob Meyer, Kyle Christensen. Back- Carter Fischer, AJ Ziegenhagen, Evan Fischer, Juan Cortez, Edwin Flores, Isaac Finstad, Josh Landkammer, Crystal Hecht. Not pictured: Isabel Martinez, Leslie Flores, and Sandy Flores. (Submitted Photo)

The Minnesota FFA Foundation is pleased to announce the presentation of the official FFA jacket to members of the Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter. Twenty-two members were selected by the MN FFA Foundation to receive their own FFA Jackets.

As 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 sixth year that the program has been offered.

“This program is valuable as it provides students with a jacket for their FFA involvement.  Having a jacket provides a real sense of pride,” states Minnesota FFA’s Leadership Development Coordinator, Lavyne Rada.  “FFA plays an important role in the development of leaders that serve their local school and the agricultural community as a whole.”

Courtney Sellner, Member of the Sleepy Eye FFA, said “It’s nice to know that somebody else believes in the FFA program and that there’s people out there willing to support me to achieve my goals. I can’t wait to wear my new jacket to a Milk Quality contest.”

“I feel honored that I was chosen to win a jacket. Not many people can say that they won their very own FFA jacket,” says Cali Rossbach. “I’m excited to wear it to FFA events.”