Eighteen agriculture students from North Central Missouri College participated in the Missouri Professional Agriculture Student Organization (PAS) State Conference hosted by North Central Missouri College in Trenton, MO.  Students competed in career development contests, participated in an agriculture industry career fair, farm safety demonstrations, and toured Trans Ova Genetics, Chillicothe, MO, along with MFA Rail Facility, Hamilton, MO.  Participants also had the opportunity to be entertained by keynote speaker Missouri State Senator Rusty Black.

Students attending the conference were Colton DeVore, Tyler Dove, Emma Dovin, Josh Eckert, Ben Messner, Corbin Sampson, Kamron Rice, Kaydence Clevenger, JD Rich, Cooper Berry, Karli O’Donnell, Sam Miller, Addison Shanks, Kaden Garrison, Kyle Linhart, Jacob Boone, Kody Cokerham, and Ryan Hall, along with NCMC Agriculture Instructors/PAS Advisors Jack Green and Rustin Jumps. Kaydence Clevenger was elected as the 2023-2024 Missouri PAS Vice President.

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
Agriculture Education Systems – Kameron Rice – State Winner
Agribusiness Systems – Kaydence Clevenger – 2nd in State
Agribusiness Systems – JD Rich – State Participant
Agribusiness Systems – Cooper Berry – State Participant
Agribusiness Systems – Karli O’Donnell – 5th in State
Agribusiness Systems – Sam Miller – State Participant
Agribusiness Systems – Addison Shanks – State Participant
Animal Systems – Kaden Garrison – 3rd in State
Animal Systems – Kyle Linhart – 4th in State
Animal Systems – Jacob Boone – State Participant
Plant Systems – Kody Cokerham – 3rd in State
Plant Systems – Ryan Hall – 2nd in State

Career Progress
Agribusiness Systems – Emma Dovin – 2nd in State
Animal Systems – Colton DeVore – State Winner
Natural Resources – Tyler Dove – State Winner
Plant Systems – Josh Eckert – 5th in State
Power, Structural & Technical Systems – Corbin Sampson – State Winner
Power, Structural & Technical Systems – Ben Messner – 2nd in State

Employment Interview
Agribusiness Administration – Cooper Berry – 2nd in State
Agribusiness Sales – JD Rich – State Winner
Agribusiness Sales – Karli O’Donnell – State Participant
Agribusiness Sales – Addison Shanks – State Participant
Crop Production – Ryan Hall – State Winner
Crop Production – Kody Cokerham – 2nd in State
Livestock Production – Kyle Linhart – State Winner
Livestock Production – Kaden Garrison – 3rd in State
Livestock Production – Colton DeVore – State Participant
Livestock Production – Jacob Boone – State Participant
Forestry & Natural Resources – Tyler Dove – State Winner
Fertilizer & Ag Chemicals – Sam Miller – State Participant
Feeds & Animal Health – Emma Dovin – 2nd in State
Agriculture Education – Kamron Rice – State Winner
Agriculture Education – Kaydence Clevenger – 3rd in State

Career Specialist
Dairy Specialist – Kaydence Clevenger – 1st
Livestock Specialist – Jacob Boone – 2nd
Vet Tech Specialist – Kyle Linhart 1st and Kaden Garrison 2nd
Landscape Specialist – Cooper Berry – 4th
Turf Grass Specialist – Josh Eckert – 5th

Photo: NCMC students (Back Row L to R) Tyler Dove, Karli O’Donnell, Kameron Rice, Colton DeVore, Ben Messner, Kody Cokerham, Kyle Linhart, JD Rich, Corbin Sampson.(Front Row L to R) Josh Eckert, Jacob Boone, Ryan Hall, Emma Dovin, Cooper Berry, Kaden Garrison, Kaydence Clevenger, Addison Shanks and Sam Miller.

Photo: Kaydence Clevenger

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