Ag student combines passion for agriculture and computers to set his career path

15 October 2019

A Pratt Community College student combines two passions to make his own career pathway. PCC Sophomore, Pake Sipes grew up in Stafford, Kan., which Sipes describes as a small agricultural community. Growing up in an agriculture community sparked Sipes interest to attend Pratt Community College and study Agribusiness. He chose to attend PCC because it is close to home, but yet he still has the chance to live on campus.

“I like the class sizes, and the information is interesting,” said Sipes.

During his freshman year of college Sipes wanted to study Agribusiness but did not know exactly what his end goal with it would be. This past summer Sipes learned about the PCC Information Network Technology Program and the opportunity to combine agriculture and computer networking. That is when he realized that he has a passion for both agriculture and computers.

“My dream job is being an information technology specialist for an Ag company.”

To advance toward his goal, Sipes plans to transfer to a four-year intuition and study computer networking after he graduates from PCC in the spring.

Sipes was actively involved in Future Farmers of America (FFA) in high school. At PCC he is a member of the eSports team, Collegiate Farm Bureau, Block and Bridle, and Phi Theta Kappa honor society.

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