Ag students place in national competition

 Apr 30 2015
Ag national winners
Five Bismarck State College students received national awards at the National Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization (PAS) conference held March 10-14 in Boise, Idaho.

They are students in the Agriculture, Technology and Natural Resources (ATNR) program and BSC PAS Club members who qualified for national competition in leadership and career development events judged by business world professionals.

Caleb Mehlhoff of Wing placed first in the Career Progress - Animal Systems for Ruminant Animals and second in the Beef Specialist career program areas.
   
Kayla Grimm of Max placed first in Employment Interview - Fertilizer and Ag Chemicals and was a member of the third place Crop Specialist Team career program.

Brandy Koepplin of Elgin placed first in the Career Planning - Retail Agribusiness Systems career program area. Koepplin served as an official voting delegate for North Dakota.  

Ashley Mutschelknaus of Elgin placed third in Career Planning - Retail Agribusiness Systems and was a member of the third place Crop Specialist Team career program.    

Brandon Aldinger of Coleharbor was a member of the third place Crop Specialist Team career program area.

Kaitlyn Dix of Lemmon, S.D., served as an official voting delegate for North Dakota and was the official flag bearer for North Dakota during the opening conference session.  

Other students participating were Jace Carroll of Bismarck and Kohl Miller and Kyler Miller, both of Turtle Lake.

Advisor Craig Kleven, associate professor of ATNR and BSC PAS Club advisor, accompanied the students, who enjoyed agriculture tours and landmarks in the area. Kleven is also a member of the National PAS Board of Directors.  

The National Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization provides opportunities for individual growth, leadership and career preparation.  For more information about PAS visit nationalpas.org.
 

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