Blue Jackets

A More Accessible FFA Experience

The symbolic blue corduroy jacket is an icon of an American tradition–instilling pride and responsibility in those who wear it. To help make the member experience more inclusive, we need generous gifts from supporters like you! FFA members may apply, or community supporters or teachers may nominate a member, to receive a jacket.

Donate an FFA Jacket:
Please join us in providing FFA jackets to students by donating online or by downloading the donation form and returning the completed form via mail. Having an FFA jacket opens doors for students by allowing them to participate in competitions, conferences and events. Through these programs our members learn life and leadership skills that will serve them for years to come.

Jacket donation commitments returned by October 1 are appreciated.

Apply or Nominate a Member to Receive a Jacket:
Beck’s Hybrids, and our other generous sponsors, are committed to serving as many students as possible by providing FFA jackets for first year members! With the generous support of individuals and Beck’s dealer network, more than 100 FFA jackets will be provided to students across Ohio.

  • All first year FFA members in Ohio are eligible, including middle school members, to apply for an FFA jacket through the Blue Jackets program.
  • Applications and nominations must be submitted by October 15th.
  • The application also includes three essay questions.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. Recipients will be selected from remaining applications.

Teachers will be notified by email for students who are selected as jacket recipients. Winners will be required to send thank you notes to donors that made their jacket possible.

For Teachers:
The Ohio FFA Foundation will send checks to the recipients’ schools and teachers will order jackets. This is to ensure all recipients’ information and sizing is accurate. Also, community supporters or teachers may nominate a student to receive a jacket.

Teachers will receive an email to approve applications to be eligible as jacket recipients.

Please contact Shelby Brown ( with questions. More information about Beck’s and their other community support efforts can be found here.