Sedalia, Missouri – Nov. 19, 2021 – State Fair Community College students won honors at the Missouri Professional Agriculture Students (PAS) conference Nov. 4-6 at Ozarks Technical Community College on the Richwood Valley campus.
Ten SFCC agriculture students attended along with Brad Driskill, Agriculture program coordinator. They competed in contests designed to develop skills required by employers in the agriculture industry, attended workshops, listened to speakers, and participated in mock interviews. These students brought home 10 first place wins as well as five second and three third place wins. The SFCC Team A won the College Bowl State Championship, and Team B made it to the semi-final round.
During the election of 2021-2022 Missouri PAS officers at the conference, two SFCC students were elected to serve. Haley Halsey of Odessa received the most votes for secretary, and Bayleigh Hunziger of Cross Timbers was the winning candidate for reporter.
The top five contest results for SFCC students are as follows:
Agribusiness Management and Marketing Systems – Bailey White, Windsor, third place Agriculture Education Systems – Haley Halsey, Odessa, first place; Sydney Pettigrew, California, Missouri, second place Horticulture, Environmental and Natural Resource Systems – Hallie Giesike, Washington, Missouri, first place Plant Systems – Kelise Rehkop, Concordia, first place Ruminant Animal Systems – Bayleigh Hunziger, Cross Timbers, third place
Agribusiness Management and Marketing Systems – Wyatt Montgomery, Warrensburg, second place Horticulture Environmental and Natural Resources Systems – Krystle Lain, Houstonia, first place Power, Structural and Technical Systems – Garrett Lammers, Boonville, first place
Agribusiness Sales – Garrett Lammers, Boonville, second place Livestock Production –Allyson Sampson, Sedalia, second place Agriculture Education – Haley Halsey, Odessa, first place Fruit and Vegetable Production – Krystle Lain, Houstonia, first place
Career Program Area:
Agriculture Education – Haley Halsey, Odessa, first place; Hallie Giesike, Washington, second place Dairy – Allyson Sampson, Sedalia, first place Ornamental Horticulture – Krystle Lain, Houstonia, first place Veterinary Technician – Allyson Sampson, Sedalia, third place
SFCC Team A: State Champions – Haley Halsey, Bayleigh Hunziger, Krystle Lain, Garrett Lammers, Bailey White SFCC Team B: Semi-Finalists – Wyatt Montgomery, Hallie Giesike, Sydney Pittigrew, Kelsie Rehkop, Allyson Sampson, Sedalia
The National Professional Agricultural Student Organization is a student-led group that allows participants to build and sharpen their skills and prepares them to work in all areas of the agriculture industry.