Student Spotlight: Sophie Peterson

Sophie Peterson. Agie. Keeping The Tradition Alive. Agribusiness/Science Technology Student.

Agriculture has always been a part of Sophie’s life. While attending De Soto High School, Sophie was involved in FFA all four years. During her four years, she was elected as an officer starting her freshman year all the way through senior year.

“FFA is a superlative organization. Students get out as much as they put into being involved in it. Going to National Convention was an experience I’ll never forget. It was nice to meet other students involved with FFA, you learn a lot by talking to people from around the country.”

Sophie had heard of the Agribusiness/Science Technology program at Southwest Tech and decided to check it out.

“The customer service here is outstanding! I was shown around by a Student Ambassador and seeing how much he cared about the college really opened my eyes to how much this campus has to offer.”

Sophie grew up on the farm and is looking at continuing that tradition.

“Being on the farm is part of my family’s heritage. For my family grain farm, being able to continue our tradition is important to me. The education and skills taught here at Southwest Tech will make my self-fulfilled prophecy come true.”

After graduating Sophie plans to seek full-time employment in Farm Insurance Sales or Agronomy, along with helping on the family farm for years to come.

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