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Sprayer Simulator provides ag students hands-on learning experience

24 January 2019

Students in the Skyland Grain Crop Application program have a new way to learn their trade via the company’s new sprayer simulator. The simulator is the first one west of the Missouri River, providing students a unique opportunity to learn how to spray in a safe manner. Three 40 inch monitors surround the operator, who sits in a life like seat with accurate controls just like in the real equipment.

Skyland Grain FFA Ag Day

19 December 2018

High School sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in education and careers in Agriculture are invited to join Pratt Community College and Skyland Grain, LLC on campus to take part in hands-on activities in an interactive, educational, and career networking event. Participants will learn about educational opportunities available at PCC, agriculture related career fields, PCC admissions requirements, programs, and scholarships. The free event takes place on March 26, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Lunch is provided. 

Hands-on experience at PCC teaches Agriculture students about cattle reproduction and management

02 October 2018

The Pratt Community College Agriculture department added a few new faces to enhance the program. Two, realistic life-like cow and calf simulators.
“The students are very excited,” said Agriculture instructor, Lori Montgomery. “This brings a whole new element to the program.”

Pratt County Wheat Variety Plot Tour takes place on PCC Campus

21 May 2018

On May 16, farmers, agronomists, and more gathered at a wheat plot planted south of the baseball field at Pratt Community College to learn more about different varieties of wheat. Approximately 50 people attended the event hosted by the Pratt County K-State Research and Extension office.

PCC to host Women in Agriculture Workshop

27 March 2018

On Saturday, Apr. 28, Pratt Community College will be hosting a free event for all women interested in the Agriculture industry. The event is open to high school aged females interested in exploring topics and careers in Agriculture, as well as females of all ages with an interest in or actively involved in the Agriculture industry.

The workshop will run from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. A variety of breakout sessions led by industry experts that participants may attend include:

Collegiate Farm Bureau members attend Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference

02 February 2018

Six members of the Collegiate Farm Bureau attended the 2018 Young Farmers & Ranchers Leaders Conference in Manhattan on Jan. 26-28. The conference is attended by students, farmers, and ranchers all across the state to obtain tools, resources, information, and encouragement for those in the field.

Pratt Community College Receives Grant from DuPont Pioneer

20 December 2017

Pratt Community College is pleased to announce that DuPont Pioneer donated $1,000.00 as part of the DuPont Pioneer sponsorship program. Part of the funds will be used to renovate the greenhouse on PCC’s campus that will be used by both the science and agriculture departments. PCC instructors Lori Montgomery and Trisha Jackson applied for the grant where over 200 applications were received.

“Lori and I worked hard to apply for this grant and are excited to receive it,” said Jackson. “The science and agriculture departments will benefit from the grant.”

Smith hired as Agriculture Instructor at PCC

04 October 2017

Barrett Smith was hired as the new agriculture instructor this past August. He has been teaching students this fall semester in a variety of classes and topics such as Plant Science, Computers in Agriculture, Intro to Ag Business, Plant ID, and Sprayer Application Technology. He said his goal for every class he teaches is to help students love to learn.

“I like learning and I want students to enjoy learning,” said Smith. “It’s easier to enjoy learning while doing real world applications and learning how to apply knowledge outside the classroom.”

Young Farmers and Ranchers prep for their future

02 February 2017

Students, farmers and ranchers from across Kansas gathered in Manhattan Jan. 27-29 for the annual Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) leaders conference. Nine Pratt Community College students attended the conference with PCC Adjunct Ag Instructor, Jackie Mundt.

The conference provided young ag producers between the ages of 18-35 with agricultural education, motivational speakers and opportunities to connect with industry resources and network with peers.

Skyland Grain visits campus and signs partnership

11 August 2016

Officials from Skyland Grain, LCC visited the Pratt Community College campus on Aug. 8 where they made their partnership official. Skyland Grain CEO David Cron and members of the Skyland team travelled from their headquarters in Johnson, Kan. and eastern administrative offices in Cunningham on Monday to visit the PCC campus and together signed a partnership agreement for the newest agriculture program launching this Fall.

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