FFA Jackets Given By Tulare Farm Bureau

Tulare County Farm Bureau awards FFA jackets to local students through Blue Jacket Bonanza.

Published on: Feb 28, 2013

Tulare County Farm Bureau recently awarded the signature blue corduroy  FFA uniform jacket to local students through their Blue Jacket Bonanza program launched last year. Farm Bureau's Education Committee announced the new program last fall made possible through generous donations to Tulare County Farm Bureau's Education and Scholarship Charitable Fund.

The Blue Jacket Bonanza program was developed to provide area students involved in FFA, who do not have the financial means, a chance to earn their own uniform jacket. To be granted a jacket the students completed an application process which entails a written essay, personal interview and community service.

The following students were awarded FFA jackets this past month: Catarina Alvarado of Monache FFA Chapter and two Exeter FFA students, Fallon Hammon and Veronica Huerta Marquez. These students have earned their very own FFA blue jacket, furnished by the Tulare County Farm Bureau, to wear at the various FFA activities they plan to take part in during their high school career.  

Catarina Alvarado, a freshman at Monache HS, pictured left, receives her FFA Jacket at the PUSD School Board Meeting on February 14, pictured with PUSD Board President Pete Lara, Jr. and right of him, Monache HS Ag Teacher Jason Ferreira.
Catarina Alvarado, a freshman at Monache HS, pictured left, receives her FFA Jacket at the PUSD School Board Meeting on February 14, pictured with PUSD Board President Pete Lara, Jr. and right of him, Monache HS Ag Teacher Jason Ferreira.

"This program provides a way for Farm Bureau to make an investment in young people today, who are motivated and excited about furthering their education in agriculture thru their active involvement with Future Farmers of America. We are very pleased to see young people achieve their dreams thru the outstanding programs that FFA provides. The Blue Jacket Bonanza is just a small way Farm Bureau can help support students in pursuing excellence in agriculture," says Tricia Stever Blattler, executive director of the Farm Bureau.

Exeter students, Veronica Huerta Marquez (left) and Fallon Hammon (center) receive their jackets from Tulare Farm Bureau (TCFB) Education Committee member, Desi Molyneux at a ceremony held at the Exeter FFA Chapter.
Exeter students, Veronica Huerta Marquez (left) and Fallon Hammon (center) receive their jackets from Tulare Farm Bureau (TCFB) Education Committee member, Desi Molyneux at a ceremony held at the Exeter FFA Chapter.

FFA helps the next generation rise up to meet tomorrow's challenges. Its members explore their interests and develop their own unique skills and talents through FFA activities and career development events and competitions. By helping to prepare the leaders of tomorrow, Farm Bureau is guaranteeing a brighter future for all.

By making a financial contribution to the Blue Jacket Bonanza program you will be making a difference in the lives of many students. Contributions are tax deductible and may be made to the TCFB Education and Scholarship Fund, a 501c3 charitable trust. For more information contact the Farm Bureau at 732-8301.