image002Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR) and Sigma Alpha (SA) joined forces this year to raise funds for the Nebraska FFA Foundation’s Blue Jackets. Bright Futures. program. An annual Hog Roast, a barbecue pork meal during the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources week, was held at the AGR house, with all proceeds going to the jacket program. The Blue Jackets. Bright Futures. Program is a way to support an FFA member with the gift of a jacket and scarf or tie through an $80 donation. Students apply to the program by submitting an application in August. The amount of jackets given out each year depends on how many donations are received directly for the Blue Jackets. Bright Futures. Program.

This year’s Hog Roast went above everyone’s expectations. AGR and SA donated their hog roast philanthropy donations to the Blue Jackets. Bright Futures. Program. This program is a way to support an FFA member with the gift of a jacket and scarf or tie through an $80 donation. Students apply to the program by submitting an application in August. The amount of jackets given out each year depends on how many donations are received directly for the Blue Jackets. Bright Futures. Program.

Over 470 peopled attended the Hog Roast. They had many generous donations from various individuals and businesses across the state. Their contribution will fund 48 FFA jackets for the program.

“We exceeded our expectations this year for funds we could pass on… and are glad we could help a cause and organization that has affected so many of us,” said Cody Kuester, AGR member.

A couple of the past state officers are in AGR and suggested donating the money to FFA to fund FFA jackets. AGR and SA felt that it was a great way to help students in need become more active in FFA and be able to compete in their blue jacket.

Thank you to AGR, SA, and your donors for the generous donation. We know that members all over Nebraska will be very thankful and proud to have their own FFA jacket.

Donations for the annual Blue Jacket. Bright Futures. program are accepted each August. Click here to learn more.

 

 

 

 

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