Members of the Beaumont Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter were recently surprised with two $1000 grants. BISD Agricultural Education Program Director Will Humber applied for a farmers market grant and community outreach grant with Capital Farm Credit. “We felt the Beaumont FFA Chapter was more than deserving of the grants,” said Capital Farm Credit Winnie Branch Manager Clyde Mordica IV.
Mordica surprised several members of the Beaumont ISD Advanced Ag Program with the news about the grants. Capital Farm Credit awards community and college grants every year to deserving communities. “Our belief is to keep young people involved in agriculture,” said Mordica, who awards grants in Southeast Texas. Funds will be used to purchase materials to build a brand new open-air Farmers Market pavilion at the BISD Ag Farm.