KATY (Covering Katy News) – Groundbreaking on the Katy Independent School District Agricultural Sciences Center has been postponed due to the conditions at the construction site. Spokesperson Maria DiPetta says rain has caused muddy conditions that could be a safety problem.
Katy ISD hopes to hold the ceremony later this week. It was originally scheduled for Monday afternoon.
Katy ISD has one of the largest Future Farmers of America chapters in the nation and students who participate in the program will use the new facility.
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“Invaluable educational experiences involving plants and raising farm animals will take place at this new state-of-the-art facility,” said a statement from the district. “Thus, Katy ISD continues serving as a training ground for the next generation of farmers, scientists, veterinarians and a host of other fields.”
The programs offered at this facility will provide an array of opportunities to students who wish to contribute to the world of agriculture, food and natural resources used by millions of citizens around the nation.
“This project has become a reality for our FFA students and staff thanks to our voters,” said Superintendent Lance Hindt. “We expect the Agricultural Sciences Center to be ready for the Katy ISD Livestock Show and Rodeo scheduled for February 2019,” added Hindt.