Rushville Republican

Agriculture

February 14, 2014

History of the FFA jacket

It is national blue, it fits just right, its warmth envelops you, it represents pride and love for agriculture, and it’s the blue corduroy FFA jacket.

In 1933, Gus Lintner of Frederick, Ohio created the best known symbol for Agriculture. The FFA jacket has ranged from many colors of blue to shades of purple. In 2004, the National FFA Organization permanently changed the color to a dark blue.

The blue represents the blue field of our nation’s flag and the golden fields of ripened corn grown in our country, the FFA colors of national blue and corn gold give unity to the organization. The jacket is made of corduroy, a tuff cloth made of cords exhibiting channels and ridges in the cloth. The jacket should have only a large emblem on the back and a small emblem on the front. It should carry the name of the State Association and the name of the local chapter, district or area on the back and the name of the individual and one office or honor on the front. The cross section of the ear of corn provides the foundation of the emblem, just as corn has historically served as the foundation crop of American agriculture. It is also a symbol of unity, as corn is grown in every state of the nation. The plow signifies labor, the sun signifies progress, the eagle, freedom, and the owl represents knowledge. “Agricultural education” is embossed on the symbol to represent learning and leadership a combination necessary for progressive agriculture.

The FFA jacket worn by over 500,000 members nationwide represents pride, leadership, and accomplishment.

Mason Gordon, Rushville FFA Chapter President said, “Every time I put on the jacket I realize the impact the FFA has on the world. Members from across the country has the same jacket and live out the words of the FFA creed.”

The FFA jacket is a legacy of achievements, less dependence, and best traditions of our life.

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