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How FFA Chapters Redeem a Jacket      
Thanks to Blue Diamond Growers and the California FFA Foundation's efforts on Giving Tuesday, we are excited to announce we have 675 FFA jackets available for California FFA members. The intent of this program is to provide a jacket to a promising member of your chapter.

You will need to select students from your chapter to receive a jacket. Every chapter is eligible for at least two free jackets. Jacket applications in excess of this will not be funded through the California FFA at this time. Applications in excess of available funds will await funding through the Give the Gift of Blue program. 

Jacket redemption will again be handled through the National FFA Give Blue program. Working with National FFA allowed us to secure a jacket and a tie or scarf at $75, which included shipping to your FFA Chapter, tax, etc. To redeem your chapter’s jacket, please follow the instructions below. Applications will be processed in batches. 

1.      Select a student to complete the application, or you can complete the application on their behalf.

2.      Whoever completes the application needs to log into their National FFA account. Visit

3.      If the student is not already on your national roster, please email Jennifer Stockton at She can assist in getting them added.

4.      From there follow the application directions. It is advised to have the following information ready and  accessible when you start the process.

           a.       You will need to know the members state, chapter, and full name to select the student from the  
                     chapter roster. In Step 1 fill in the first and last name of the member you are nominating. Then 
                     select the state and chapter from the drop down list. Next look at the list of members and select  
                     the student from the list using the students first 3 initials of his/her last name and the first initial
                     of their first name. This will be used to verify the student is an official member of this chapter
                     and provide the advisor reviewing the application with all the student’s information.

You will need to know what size standard jacket you want to order for your nominee and what 
                     style tie or scarf. To see the tie and scarf options please click on the link: ShopFFA and click on
                     official dress.

   You will also need to write a “Nomination Statement” explaining why this member should
                     receive a jacket from the Give the Gift of Blue program. This program was designed to gift
                     jackets to members who will take full advantage of the opportunities offered in FFA. Funding is
                     limited so please make sure your nominee fits this requirement.

Please be sure to complete the application process to redeem jackets for your chapter. Jackets will be shipped directly to your FFA chapter, via the address included on the application. 

Thank you again for your role in making this program become a reality. If you have any questions, please email Matt Patton at

Media Coverage      
Thank you to our media partners for helping to spread the message about Giving Tuesday and the value of supporting the California FFA.

FFA Fundraiser for Jackets

California FFA raises funds for members’ jackets

California FFA’s Giving Tuesday fundraiser nets nearly $45,000

Can you make a positive difference for ONE current member today? For every $75 donated on Giving Tuesday, the California FFA Foundation will provide a FFA member with their very own jacket and tie or scarf. Your gift will provide a FFA member with the opportunity to experience the pride and passion of wearing the iconic blue and gold jacket.

If you need assistance with your donation you can also call our office at 209-744-1969 and we would be happy to process your payment over the phone. 

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