Key Cooperative partners with the FFA Blue Jacket Program

Pictured left to right: Key Cooperative Agronomist, Brandon Hansen,
Nevada FFA students Ben Toot, Ross Mitchell, Connor MacVey, and Syngenta representative Alex Ogren

Early this October, Key Cooperative received word that local Nevada High School student, Connor MacVey, had been selected to receive an FFA jacket on behalf of the FFA Blue Jacket program.

Key Cooperative, together with Syngenta, participates in the FFA Blue Jacket program through the National FFA Foundation for an opportunity to have an official FFA jacket awarded to Connor MacVey a member of Nevada High School FFA. The FFA blue corduroy jacket is the most recognized symbol of the organization and worn only by student members. The FFA Blue Jacket program began with Syngenta in 2008 and awarded 40 FFA blue jackets. The program has grown to provide 110 FFA blue jackets to deserving members. Student lives are changed through FFA. Syngenta challenged its retail partners to contribute $2,500 to the National FFA Foundation. In recognition of each retailer’s contribution a local FFA chapter, selected by the Syngenta retail partner, received an official FFA blue jacket and a $500 check for the designated chapter.

Syngenta is proud to partner with many of our retailers in supporting the Blue Jacket program,” said Scott Desotel, Syngenta’s Iowa district manager, “This is an outstanding opportunity to help ensure the future of agriculture across the U.S. while positively impacting local chapters and relationships with our leaders of tomorrow.” “FFA prepares young people to lead, grow and achieve future success in more than 300 diverse careers through agricultural education,” said National FFA Organization CEO Dr. Dwight Armstrong.

For more information about the Blue Jacket program contact:

Duane Brodt
Marketing and Communications
National FFA Foundation

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