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FFA jackets showing up in fashion posts, foreign countries

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FFA jackets have been making quite a buzz this week on social media — not because 653,359 members proudly don the iconic blue corduroy jacket nationwide — but because so many non-FFA members must want to join the club.

First it started with this Facebook post Sunday when a Northridge High School FFA jacket was spotted in Florence, Italy.

Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net, tracked down the owner of the Ohio FFA jacket, who resides in Texas now, to get the scoop. Apparently the owner held on to the FFA jacket for 40 years before it accidentally made it’s way into a bag donated to Goodwill.

Then on Wednesday, Seventeen magazine ran a story on how retired FFA jackets have been making their way into Brooklyn high-end vintage boutiques and are selling at $100 a pop.

Once a FFA member is ready to retire the jacket, there are specific National FFA Code of Ethics rules for handling the coat.

  • When the jacket becomes faded and worn, it should be discarded or the emblems and lettering removed.
  • The emblems and lettering should be removed if the jacket is given or sold to a non-member.

Apparently some former FFA members didn’t get the memo.

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