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DeWeese family named one of KFB farm families of the year

29 August 2019

Pratt Community College alumni, former faculty member and current Chairman of the Board of Trustees named one of Kansas Farm Bureau's (KFB) Farm Families of the Year. Dwane and Sue DeWeese are being recognized as one of 10 outstanding Kansas Farm Bureau families who have distinguished themselves through participation in Farm Bureau programs and leadership, family activities, community and civic service, as well as displaying good farm operation management.

"Dwane and Sue DeWeese of Pratt County have a combined 80 years of experience teaching. When they didn’t want to move for Dwane to pursue his doctorate in the early 1970s, they spent their savings on a farm. They now raise corn, beans and cotton in addition to managing a small cattle operation. Sue cares for four alpacas and spins their fleece into yarn at her embroidery store. The DeWeeses are big believers in Kansas Farm Bureau’s role as the “consistent voice of agriculture.” Congratulations to the DeWeese family for being named one of Kansas Farm Bureau's Farm Families of the Year," according to the KFB facebook page.

Both Dwane and Sue are PCC alumni and considered a part of the family being major supporters of the college and its students. Dwane was a PCC faculty member for more than 30 non-consecutive years in the technology and automotive departments. Currently, Dwane sits as Chairman of the Board of Trusteese and has been on the board since 2013.

In 2018 PCC recognized more than 12 alumni, faculty and staff as we celebrated our 80th anniversary as an institution, Dwane, being one of the featured recollecting his time as a student at PCC, meeting his future wife, Sue, in these halls and coming back as a full-time faculty member.

Congratulations, Dwane and Sue DeWeese!