Students in South Central College’s Professional Agricultural Student Organization (PAS) chapter traveled to their National Conference in Loveland Colorado, March 13 - 16. Before crossing the state line between Nebraska and Colorado on March 12, the students stopped at the Case IH/New Holland combine factory. Students were able to see how a combine is put together from start to finish. After spending the night in North Platte, NE the students hit the road again and arrived in Loveland, Colorado on March 13. Once arriving,they were able to sit in on the opening session and meet students from all over the United States. The rest of the week was full of competition, keynote speakers and workshops. On Friday night, the students enjoyed a supper and dance at the conference center.


South Central College students from the following Minnesota communities attended the conference:

Hannah Altmann- New Ulm

Dalton Androli- Janesville

Logan Bowers- Lewisville

Christopher Boyum- Glencoe

Devin Brolsma- Pemberton

Anna Buckentine- Chaska

Jason Donkers- Fairbault

Megan Eldeen- Waseca

Michael Fischer- Sleepy Eye

Jake Frank- St. Clair

Dylan Gerken- Fairmont

Ariel Glover- Truman

Nicholas Huebl- Waseca

Bryan Kes- Jordan

Andrew Klein- Elgin

Mitchell Koepp- Belle Plaine

Noah Krzmarzick- Sleepy Eye

Lucas Larson- Hanska

Danielle Layland- Waseca

John Lindblom- Montgomery

Joshua Majerus- Alden

Andrew Massmann- Kimball

Cole Mathews- Glencoe

Will Mickilichek- Silver Lake

Parker Neid- Sleepy Eye

Luke Pecinovsky- Grand Meadow

Donald Petterson- Lake Crystal

Justin Pietsch- St. Clair

Nora Schmidt- St. James

Cole Sohre- Beauford

Jacob Songstad- Emmers

Quinton Stoll- Mankato

Ryan Trcka- Montgomery

John Washa- Le Center

Jack Zimmerman- Waseca

 

South Central College students received national awards in the following categories:


Career Planning-Power, Structural, and Technical Systems

2nd Place: Luke Pecinovsky (Grand Meadow)
3rd Place: Parker Neid (Sleepy Eye)  


Career Progress- Agribusiness Management and Marketing Systems

1st Place: Noah Krzmarzick (Sleepy Eye)


Career Progress- Power, Structural, and Technical Systems
1st Place: Andrew Massmann (Kimball)


Livestock Specialist-Overall Team
3rd Place Team: Hannah Altmann (New Ulm), Anna Buckentine (Chaska), Andrew Klein (Elgin)