Pratt Community College’s Skyland Grain Crop Applicator option is a one year, 34 credit hour, Certificate Program.

To successfully complete the Program, students are required to:

• Enroll in an occupational work experience course.
• Be prepared to test for the Commercial Pesticide Applicator License and obtain a Class A Commercial Drivers License upon employment.

Successful completers can expect:

• Average Starting Salary Range $45,000-to-$55,000*
• Career is projected to grow 6 percent over the next 10 Years*
• Pratt Community College & Skyland Grain Scholarships Available

Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators are responsible for correctly mixing pesticides, herbicides, or insect sprays and repellents for application on lawns, landscapes, crop fields, and pastures.

More on Skyland Grain, LLC:

Skyland Grain, LLC, with cooperative roots from 1915, is headquartered in Ulysses, Kansas, and began operation August 1, 2004, with Johnson Cooperative Grain Co. and ADM Grain Co. as the founding parent companies. On February 1, 2010, Syracuse Cooperative Exchange also became a part of the joint venture, followed by The Cairo Cooperative Equity Exchange on May 1, 2015. The three co-ops came together in 2017 to form Skyland Co-op, Inc. In September 2019 Cropland Co-op became a part of the joint venture, making ADM, Skyland Co-op and Cropland Co-op all owners. 

Today, Skyland Grain, LLC operates grain receiving facilities at 36 locations across Kansas, Oklahoma, and Colorado. They have a total licensed grain storage capacity of over 92 million bushels.

Additionally, Skyland Grain has a full-service agronomy department that provides bulk liquid, dry, and anhydrous ammonia fertilizers, chemicals and seed, as well as custom application for fertilizer and chemicals.