• PCC baseball returns to Stanion Field for Sophomore Day on Apr. 22 for a double header against Hutchinson CC. First pitch is at 1 pm.

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.

PCC student pays homage to late ag instructor

21 July 2016
A Pratt Community College Agriculture student is honoring the late Bill “Doc” Hunter with a shiny statement and homage to his life. Kelly Doherty, a sophomore returning to PCC this fall, has set out to show her appreciation for “Doc” in the form of a custom silver belt buckle.
 

PCC instructor gives KCCTE workshop to high school instructors

28 June 2016

Nine high school vocational instructors were on the Pratt Community College campus June 21 through 24 for a small engines class taught by Ag Power instructor Rod Stewart.
 
The instructors were on campus participating in a workshop to learn a curriculum and hands-on sessions to take back to their schools and implement. This effort comes as a state wide initiative to have more vocational classes taught in Kansas high schools.
 

Block and Bridle prepares tasty demonstration for second graders

28 April 2016

Members of the Pratt Community College Block and Bridle group visited the second grade classes at Skyline School as a part of their annual community service project. The agriculture oriented organization has been visiting youngsters at Skyline every spring for more than a decade and this year they made a very tasty and informational presentation on the importance of soils.
 

Eighteen students compete at NACTA conference

21 April 2016

Agriculture students from all over the country competed against each other in the 2016 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Judging Competition at the University of Minnesota-Crookston. Eighteen students from PCC competed against other 2-year institutions in areas such as agribusiness, dairy judging, mechanized agriculture and a new events including animals and wildlife this year.

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