Below is the information for the Capital Farm Credit Community Outreach Grant Program and the “What Agriculture Means to Me” Video Contest.
Capital Farm Credit is committed to the communities we serve. As the largest agricultural lender in Texas, we have a unique opportunity to make a real difference. A big part of our mission is to help rural areas grow and thrive by providing farmers and ranchers with the capital they need to make their businesses successful. By providing support at the local level, we're helping invest in the vibrancy of rural communities throughout Texas.
Community Outreach Grant
In 2018, Capital Farm Credit is unveiling a brand new Community Outreach Grant Program. The program is designed to provide grants to Texas FFA chapters and 4-H clubs that have developed a project to better their community. The grant will range from $500-$1000; dependent on the proposed budget of the chapter. Funds will be awarded to assist club and chapter members in bringing positive change by establishing projects that make local communities better places to live. Each proposal will be reviewed and scored by a grant review team.
The applications for Community Outreach Grants are available here, and the deadline for applications is March 1, 2018. All applications should be emailed to email@example.com. FFA Chapters or 4-H Clubs will be notified no later than April 1 if they’ve been awarded a grant.
If you have questions regarding this grant program please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Each year, to celebrate Ag Day, Capital Farm Credit holds a contest for high school aged 4-H and FFA in Texas. Students create a 30 second video to tell us “What Agriculture Means to Me” and uploads the video link to enter. Winners are determined by online voting. The video that receives the most online votes wins that high school student a scholarship, and their 4-H or FFA Chapter will also receive a donation.
- First Place Student: $2,500 & their chapter receives $1,500
- Second Place Student: $1,500 & their chapter receives $1,000
- Third Place Student: $1,000 & their chapter receives $500
- Corporate Selection: $1,000 & their chapter receives $500 (This is a new category this year. We will have a panel of judges to identify a video based on effectiveness of message and quality of video.)
Students can begin creating their video at any time, but they will not be able to upload or start receiving votes until February 1, 2018. The contest ends on Ag Day, March 20, 2018. Stay tuned for a link to upload videos.