NCMC Student Elected as National PAS Officer

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Photo: Calvin Basham, National PAS Vice President for the year 2020-2021.


March 26, 2020

North Central Missouri College student, Calvin Basham has been elected as Vice President in the National Professional Agriculture Student Organization (PAS) for the 2020 – 21 year.

Calvin, son of Rob and Amy Basham from Cowgill, MO, live 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); 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.

North Central Missouri College offers Associate of Applied Science and Associate of Arts transfer degrees that emphasize Agriculture & Natural Resources. To learn more about PAS or Agriculture and Natural Resources programs at NCMC, visit us online or contact Rustin Jumps or Jack Green at (660)359-3948 ext. 1336 or 1314

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