The Official Dress jacket was adopted in 1933. The FFA corduroy jacket is an article of faith, honor and pride. The jacket unifies members in a long-standing tradition and reminds them that they are part of something larger than themselves.
The Arizona Agricultural Education/FFA Foundation kicked off the first year of the FFA Jacket Grant Program in 2019 awarding 80 jackets, representing one from each Chapter in the State. With the generous support of donors, we were able to award 96 jackets in 2020 at the 4th annual Blue & Gold Gala. In 2021 we awarded 109 FFA jackets.
We encourage you to contribute as we work towards reaching our goal of 100 or more jackets granted to FFA members in Arizona for the February 2022 Gala.
Samson Harris shares the impact of receiving his FFA jacket through the Arizona FFA Foundation has made on him!
"One of the best days in the life of an Agriculture Teacher is when a student zips up their jacket for the very first time. Sometimes, there can be different barriers for why a student cannot purchase a jacket, most often being the financial burden. Through this program generously sponsored through the foundation by generous donors, we were able to provide a very deserving student with their very own FFA jacket, a memory that they will remember forever."
Agriculture Education Teacher
Buckeye High School
The Arizona Agricultural Education/FFA Foundation is pleasedt to present the Blue Jacket Legacy Program for the third year! Through the generosity of our donors over the past three years we have awarded 285 jackets to Arizona FFA Members. This year our goal is to award 125 FFA jackets!
The program is open to any Arizona FFA member in good standing. Eighth graders, Freshman, Sophomores, or Juniors who are in need of assistance to receive their very own FFA Jacket may apply. The deadline for online submission was October 15, 2021. The grant program will reopen in the fall of 2022.