Jenna Paulette joined Justin Boots as a guest at the 94th annual Texas FFA State Convention earlier this month. She sang three of her songs and the National Anthem at the Texas FFA Rodeo Finals on Tuesday, July 12.
The following day, she delivered a speech about the power of agriculture to over 15,000 students and guests, presented the John Justin Standard of the West Award to Joseph Nelson of Gilmer FFA, and signed autographs in the Justin Boots booth.
She shared on social media, “I got to sing, speak to, and shake a few hands of the 11,000+ @texasffa students in Ft. Worth yesterday and it gave me so much hope for the future. They are responsible, know how to give a firm handshake, are well spoken, and they have vision for the future of America and American agriculture.”
She continues, “I got to speak to them about the importance of creatively telling agricultural and cowboy stories in American culture. Stories connect people to the land and each other. Our world gets so lost in todays manufactured and digital world. Stories personalize and humanize the way that the world gets fed and educates people on how food goes from farm to table and beyond. I am SO thankful to @justinboots_ for the opportunity to speak to and meet so many of the incredible kids in FFA and be small part of coaching this next generation of farmers and ranchers in how to creatively keep the spirit of the American Farmer and Rancher respected and honored. Thank you God for FFA!!! 👩🏻🌾🤠🐐🐓🐄🐖”
We love seeing cowgirl role models, especially one as authentic and sincere as Jenna. Such an amazing thing to influence the next generation of Western industry leaders!