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NCMC Agriculture Students Participate in State Conference


December 1, 2021

PAS state comp 2021

Photo: NCMC students (L to R) Abby Dobbins, Rylee Johnson, Gabryelle Hapes, Tanner Tipton, and Abigail Neill

Five agriculture students from North Central Missouri College participated in the Missouri Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization (PAS) State Conference held in Ozark, MO. Students competed in career development contests, participated in leadership seminars, and toured Wonders of Wildlife in Springfield, MO.

Students attending the conference were Abigail Neill, Abby Dobbins, Gabryelle Hapes, Rylee Johnson, and Tanner Tipton.

NCMC students who qualified for national competition have the opportunity to compete at the National PAS Conference in the spring. Contest results are as follows:

Career Planning
Agribusiness Mngt. & Marketing- Rylee Johnson – State Winner
Retail Agribusiness- Gabryelle Hapes – State Winner
Agriculture Education – Tanner Tipton

Career Progress
Ruminant Animal Systems- Abigail Neill – State Winner
Agriculture Education- Abby Dobbins – State Winner

Employment Interview
Agribusiness Administration- Rylee Johnson – 2nd in State
Agribusiness Sales- Gabryelle Hapes – State Winner
Agriculture Education- Tanner Tipton – 2nd in State
Dairy Specialists- Rylee Johnson 4th and Tanner Tipton – 5th
Vet Tech Specialists- Tanner Tipton – 4th

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.