Runnings donates Carhartt coats to state FFA officers

South Dakota FFA Foundation
Farm Forum

BROOKINGS – Serving as South Dakota FFA state officers means more than wearing the FFA official jacket at events. State FFA officers represent the South Dakota FFA in everything they do and are Forever Blue. Runnings Farm and Fleet of Brookings recognizes the important role these six college students play in representing the future of agriculture in their day to day activities and donated warm, durable coats to the team to wear this winter. The FFA jacket is worn only on official business. The navy Carhartt jackets donated by Runnings are durable and can go with them everywhere – over official dress in cold weather, to college classes, back home doing chores, or wherever needed, and keep them looking like a team.

Runnings surprised the officers with the in kind donation through the South Dakota FFA Foundation. Dalton Larson, state FFA president says, “It is the support of local business such as Runnings that help make our year of service as impactful as it can be. Thank you Runnings for the amazing gift.”

Brookings Runnings manager, Troy Heier says, “As members go out and start their futures, they will hopefully come back to do business with us. As “Future Farmers of America” we can help each other.”

Individuals and businesses wanting to invest in SD youth in agriculture through financial or in kind donations should contact Gerri Ann Eide, South Dakota FFA Foundation executive director at 605-765-4865 or The South Dakota FFA Foundation is proud to support agricultural education and the FFA’s mission to make a difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. For more information about the South Dakota FFA Foundation and South Dakota’s FFA programs, visit or like us on facebook.

From left, South Dakota FFA student ambassadors Heather Kirkpatrick, Brandon, and Martee Larson, Ft. Pierre; state FFA officers – Aaron Linke, Woonsocket; Clayton Sorum, Canton; Elle Moon, Wall; Dalton Larson, Hartford; April Hamilton, Tulare; Avery Gilchrist, Winner; with Brookings Runnings manager, Troy Heier. Courtesy photo