North Central Missouri College agriculture students participate in state conference

Eight agriculture students from North Central Missouri College participated in the Missouri Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization (PAS) State Conference November 15th through the 17th in Neosho at Crowder College.

One hundred twenty students, advisors, and guests from seven Missouri community colleges and universities participated in the conference. The NCMC group had the opportunity to travel to the Bear Hallow Ranch and Preserve in Jane, Missouri for an agriculture industry tour. Conference delegates also voted on an organizational name change from post-secondary to professional agriculture students to align with the national organization.

Payton Gibson
Paydn Gibson

Students attending the conference were Katie Blanchard, Lucerne, MO, Jacob Butler, Cameron, MO, Breanna Chambers, Spickard, MO, Padyn Gibson, Trenton, MO, Alyssa Kosse, Trenton, MO, Jamee Scearce, Stewartsville, MO, Joel Sporleder, Unionville, MO, and Rylee Stokes, Brighton, MO.

NCMC students who qualified for national competition have the opportunity to compete at the National PAS Conference in Loveland, Colorado next March.

The North Central Missouri College Agriculture Department offers Associate in Applied Science and Associate in Arts transfer degree programs, which emphasize Agriculture Natural Resources, Ag Business, Crop Production, Livestock, and Equine Management.

Contest results:

Padyn Gibson from Trenton, MO was elected as the 2018-2019 Missouri PAS Parliamentarian.

Career Planning   
JoelSporlederRetail Agribusiness Systems1stNational Qualifier
AlyssaKosseNon-Ruminant Animal Systems1stNational Qualifier
RyleeStokesRetail Agribusiness Systems2ndNational Qualifier
JacobButlerNon-Ruminant Animal Systems3rdNational Qualifier
KatieBlanchardRuminant Animal Systems 
PaydnGibsonAgricultural Education Systems 
Career Progress   
BreannaChambersNon-Ruminant Animal Systems2ndNational Qualifier
JameeScearceAgribusiness Management & Marketing Systems2ndNational Qualifier
Employment Interview   
RyleeStokesAgribusiness Sales1stNational Qualifier
JameeScearceAgiculture Education2ndNational Qualifier
JoelSporlederAgribusiness Sales3rd 
PadynGibsonAgiculture Education4th 
KatieBlanchardLivestock Production 
JacobButlerLivestock Production 
AlyssaKosseFeed/Animal Health 
BreannaChambersFeed/Animal Health 
2018 – 2019 State Officers   
Specialist ContestsTop 5 Individuals  
AlyssaKosseVet Science3rd 
BreannaChambersVet Science4th 
College Bowl   
Padyn Gibson, Rylee Stokes, Jacob Butler 
Breanna Chambers, Alyssa Kosse