Farm Bureau Awards FFA Jackets to Local Students

Farm Bureau Awards FFA Jackets to Local Students

Tulare, Calif., (January 27, 2017) – Tulare County Farm Bureau will award the signature blue corduroy FFA jacket to local students through the Blue Jacket Bonanza program. Launched in 2012, Blue Jacket Bonanza was developed to provide area students involved in FFA, who may not have the financial means, a chance to earn their own uniform jacket.

To be granted a jacket the students completed an application process, participated in personal interviews with the Blue Jacket Bonanza selection committee and have completed set hours of community service.

“These outstanding students have earned their very own FFA jacket to wear at the various FFA events and activities they plan to take part in during their high school career,” said TCFB President Roger Everett.

Students will be recognized and awarded their jackets at a special awards night on January 26, at the Tulare County Office of Education in Visalia.

“This program provides a way for Farm Bureau to make an investment in young people who are motivated and excited to further their education in agriculture thru the Future Farmers of America,” stated Everett.

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, career development events and competitions. By helping to prepare the leaders of tomorrow, Farm Bureau is guaranteeing a brighter future for all.

The program is made possible through generous donors including: Dennis and Julie Cates, Kiwanis Club of Woodlake, McKellar Farms, Nielsen and Associates Insurance Services, Porterville Breakfast Lions Club, Rotary Club of Visalia, Tulare County Cattlewomen, Tulare County Dairy Women, Tulare Noon Kiwanis, Tulare-Kings CWA and the Tulare County Farm Bureau’s Education and Scholarship Charitable Fund.

The following students are the Blue Jacket Bonanza recipients for this year:

Ana Andrade, Monache FFA

Dalton Baird, Mt. Whitney FFA

Mia Bates, El Diamante FFA

Shazaim Beig, El Diamante FFA

Gianna Benedetti, Tulare FFA

Sheccid Campos, Tulare FFA

Jacob Canaday, Mt. Whitney FFA

William Garrison, Exeter FFA

Marisol Gonzalez, Monache FFA

Ethan Haley, VTEC FFA

Breana Hernandez, Mt. Whitney FFA

McKenzee Huff, Mt. Whitney FFA

Matthew Jauregui, Exeter FFA

Cody Johnston, Mt. Whitney FFA

Esai Lucatero, Woodlake FFA

Makinze Machado, Tulare FFA

David Magana, Orosi FFA

Ryan Majarian, Mt. Whitney FFA

Hayley Mull, Woodlake FFA

Bethanie Negrete, Mt. Whitney FFA

Gerardo Palafox Jr, Woodlake FFA

Skylar Rodriguez, Woodlake FFA

Miguel Rodriguez, Woodlake FFA

Jose Sanchez, Orosi FFA

Jessica Standlee, VTEC FFA

Serica Torres, Tulare FFA

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