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.

Join Beck’s in Purchasing an FFA Jacket:
By joining Beck’s, you will give a member the chance to experience the pride of wearing their own blue jacket. 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. Please join us in providing FFA jackets for students by donating online or by downloading the donation form for Beck’s Dealers or for individuals and returning the completed form via mail.

Jacket donation commitments returned by October 1 are appreciated.

Apply or Nominate a Member to Receive a Jacket:
Beck’s is committed to serving as many students as possible by providing FFA jackets for first year members! With the generous support of individuals and their dealer network, they will be providing more than 100 FFA jackets 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 by Beck’s program.
  • Applications and nominations must be submitted by October 15th.
  • The application also includes three essay questions.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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.

New in 2022: Teachers will receive an email to approve their students’ applications in order for applicants to be eligible as jacket recipients.

Please contact Kathy Mann (kmann@ohioffa.org) with questions. More information about Beck’s and their other community support efforts can be found here.