Show your pride by wearing blue for FFA!
Across the Nation this week National FFA week has been celebrated. Whether through service projects or community outreach, the celebratory week allows FFA members to raise awareness and promote the National FFA organization. Today people are wearing blue to show their FFA pride! Wearing blue represents the FFA corduroy blue jacket, which symbolizes and unifies members in a long-standing tradition and reminds them that they are part of something bigger than themselves.
“The FFA jacket is tradition, I have grown up in a family of lifelong FFA members with many friends and supporters of the FFA. For me it just means I get to bring honor to my family and this tradition. While at the same time, it being a jacket that holds growth.” says FFA Central Region Vice President, Karstyn Cantrell.
According to the National FFA website, The first FFA jacket cost $5.50. The millionth FFA jacket was sold in 1964, and by 1976, 2 million jackets had been distributed to FFA members around the nation.