Hometown: Manter, Kansas
Parents: Jim and Kelly Sipes
Chapter: Stanton County FFA
Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE): Placement in Agriculture Production, Placement in Agriculture Business
Highest Chapter & or District Office: Southwest District President, Stanton County President
College: Kansas State University
Major: Agricultural Communications and Journalism
High School or College Activities: Student Council, National Honor Society, Cheer, Volleyball, Softball, Art Club, 4-H and Forensics
Career Goal: To obtain a master’s degree in Agricultural Education. Therefore, my dream is a career advocating for agriculture in either the agricultural communications or education fields.
“My brother fought all four years of high school to start the Stanton County FFA Chapter,” Sipes said. “Sadly, it did not get chartered until after he graduated. He saw the impact FFA makes on each member’s life without being given the chance to experience it himself. Therefore, when I joined FFA my freshman year of high school, I made a vow to take advantage of as many opportunities in this organization as I could, while inspiring others to do the same. As a state officer, I want to inspire members to get involved, find their passion and form their own reasons for serving the National FFA Organization and the agricultural industry.