Fifteen members of the North Central Missouri College Ag Club participated in the 2011 Missouri Postsecondary Agriculture Students (MO-PAS) State Conference.  The conference was hosted by Linn State Technical College in Linn, Missouri on November 6 through 8.   During the event, Clinton Fenimore, an NCMC sophomore from Pattonsburg, was elected as the 2011-12 Missouri PAS President.  NCMC students Taylor Lynch and Michael Slater served as MO-PAS president and vice-president, respectively, for the 2010-11 year.
 
NCMC participants did very well in contests held at the conference, according to NCMC agriculture and natural resources department chairman David Nowland.  “We enjoyed a very successful conference with most of our contestants and teams qualifying for national competition in Des Moines, Iowa next March.”
 
National contest qualifiers were:  Jesse Birkenholz (Hopkins) in Career Progress and College Bowl; Trevor Corbin (Braymer) in Career Planning; Jason Dalton (Gallatin) in Career Planning; Kelton Diggs (Chillicothe) in Career Planning; Clinton Fenimore (Pattonsburg) in Career Progress and College Bowl; Cara Fordyce (Kidder) in Career Planning and College Bowl; Taylor Lynch (Trenton) in Career Progress, Employment Interview, Equine Specialist and College Bowl; Bailey Prichard (Princeton) in Career Planning and College Bowl; Bryce Shields (St. Joseph) in Career Planning; Tyler Skipper (Chillicothe) in Career Progress, Career Specialist Programs and College Bowl; Michael Slater (Trenton) in Career Progress, Career Specialist Programs (2) and College Bowl; Zach Tolson (Meadville) in Career Progress and College Bowl; Trevor Wagy (Bosworth) in Career Progress and College Bowl; and Rachel Zumbrunnen (Brookfield) in Career Planning and College Bowl.  Hailey Slibowski (Lathrop) also attended the conference.
 
The National PAS Organization was founded in March 1980 in Kansas City with its mission to provide opportunities for individual growth, leadership and career preparation in agriculture.  North Central Missouri College is a charter member of both the Missouri and National PAS organizations.
 
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