Bailey Sipes, Kansas FFA Secretary

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

Year: Freshman

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.

“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.”