North Central Missouri College student, Calvin Basham has been elected as Vice President in the National Professional Agriculture Student Organization for the 2020 – 21 year.
Calvin, son of Rob and Amy Basham from Cowgill, MO, lives on a small cattle farm in Ray County Missouri. Calvin currently attends college at North Central Missouri College in Trenton and is pursuing an Associate in Arts Transfer Degree along with a Crop Production Certificate. After completing his Associate’s Degree, he plans on transferring to Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. There, he would like to get a Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy and Crop Science. Calvin says, “I plan on becoming a soil technician for the Natural Resource Conservation Service. I would like to go into this career because it has always been a goal of mine to work with soil and plants. I have always been interested in how to make soil healthier and to see better yields out of crops. I enjoy nature and working to preserve it along with improving our family farm and helping it grow.” At NCMC, Calvin is a member of the Ag Club, Phi Theta Kappa, and a Barton Mentor. Calvin will also be completing an internship this summer with NRCS.
Their duties as members of the national officer team include serving as a member of the PAS board of directors, planning and conducting the PAS national conference, and representing the national PAS organization at other local, state and national activities. The other 2020 – 21 National PAS officers are President Adam Liegel (Wisconsin); Secretary Chloe’ Andresen (Missouri – State Fair Community College); 1st Vice President Mackenzie Craig (Minnesota); Vice Presidents Joelle Edwards (Minnesota), Gracie Larson (Wisconsin) and Jodie Weyland (Wisconsin).
Previous National PAS officers from NCMC were Joe Brinser (1983-84), Mike Hinkebein (1988-89), Michael Slater (2011-12), Clinton Fenimore (2012-13), Taylor Lynch and Shelby Chaney (2013-14).
The National PAS Organization was founded in 1980 in Kansas City. Its mission is to provide opportunities for individual growth, leadership and career preparation. North Central Missouri College is a charter member of both the Missouri and National PAS organizations.