(March 26, 2015) After qualifying at their state conference in February, 29 South Central College students traveled to Boise, Idaho in March to compete at the national Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization (PAS) conference. The South Central College PAS chapter includes students in the college’s Agribusiness and Ag Service Technician programs. Advisors are SCC Agribusiness Instructor Megan Roberts and Ag Service Technician Instructor Jim Zwaschka.

The following SCC students brought home the 1st Place National Soils Team title, 3rd Place National Swine Team title, as well as three individual awards:

Blaine Bias (from Alden, MN)
1st Place National Soils Team  

Matt Schroepfer (from Sleepy Eye, MN):
1st Place National Soils Team
2nd Place Individual Soils

Savannah Zippel (from Henderson, MN):
1st Place National Soils Team
3rd Place Individual Career Progress Agricultural Education

Paul Schaefer (from Taopi, MN)
 3rd Place National Swine Team

Mariah Thate (from Fairmont, MN)
3rd Place National Swine Team   

Mitch Vetter (from St. Peter, MN)
3rd Place National Swine Team
3rd Place Individual Career Progress Non-Ruminant