Providing FFA Jackets to Gouverneur High School Students
The blue corduroy jacket worn by high school students in FFA, formerly the Future Farmers of America, is an icon of rural life. To the average city dweller the jacket is a vestige of dwindling, isolated farm culture, as fewer and fewer young people grow up on farms. The numbers tell a different story however. In spite of that demographic shift, a record number of kids are donning blue jackets this year.
The Gouverneur Garden Club presented the coveted National FFA Organization's jackets to Gouverneur High School students. photos: Lea Dickson