November 19, 2021

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: 

Career Planning: 

Agribusiness Management and Marketing Systems – Bailey White, Windsor, third placeAgriculture Education Systems – Haley Halsey, Odessa, first place; Sydney Pettigrew, California, Missouri, second placeHorticulture, Environmental and Natural Resource Systems – Hallie Giesike, Washington, Missouri, first placePlant Systems – Kelise Rehkop, Concordia, first placeRuminant Animal Systems – Bayleigh Hunziger, Cross Timbers, third place 

Career Progress: 

Agribusiness Management and Marketing Systems – Wyatt Montgomery, Warrensburg, second placeHorticulture Environmental and Natural Resources Systems – Krystle Lain, Houstonia, first placePower, Structural and Technical Systems – Garrett Lammers, Boonville, first place

Employment Interview: 

Agribusiness Sales – Garrett Lammers, Boonville, second placeLivestock Production –Allyson Sampson, Sedalia, second placeAgriculture 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 placeDairy – Allyson Sampson, Sedalia, first placeOrnamental Horticulture – Krystle Lain, Houstonia, first placeVeterinary Technician – Allyson Sampson, Sedalia, third place  

College Bowl 

SFCC Team A:  State Champions – Haley Halsey, Bayleigh Hunziger, Krystle Lain, Garrett Lammers, Bailey WhiteSFCC 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.

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