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Crowder Ag Students Qualify for National Competition

December 19, 2017

Office of Public Information
For Immediate Release

Crowder Ag Students Qualify for National Competition

Neosho, MO – Crowder College Agriculture students participated in “Harvesting Opportunities by Promoting Strong Roots”. This was the theme of the 38th Annual Missouri Post Secondary Ag Students (MOPAS) State Conference hosted by North Central Community College. The conference saw over 130 participants from across the state compete in 16 different career development events such as employment interview, career planning, career specialist, and college bowl. Crowder College was especially well represented with 24 competitors in 13 events. Twenty-one of those students qualified for the National PAS Conference to be held in Louisville, Kentucky in March 2018.

Freshman Chance Wallace, Seneca, MO was selected to serve as MOPAS State President and Hilsden Moseley, Wheaton, MO was chosen as State Treasurer.  Crowder’s College Bowl teams dominated the 80 person competition, advancing through the tournament with both teams advancing to the national contest.  “This year’s participants continue Crowder’s winning tradition at the state level, qualifying more than ever to the national contest. It is an honor to be associated with the future leaders of this global industry,” stated Jorge Zapata, Crowder Agriculture Advisor.

PAS Results

Grace Box – Neosho, MO – Planning – Retail Ag, 1st;  Emp. Interview, Landscaping, 3rd;
Maddie Brown – Stoutland, MO – Planning – Ruminant Animals, 4th
Mackenzie Courtouise – Bourbon, MO – Planning – Retail Ag, 2nd; Emp. Interview – Floriculture, 3rd; Prepared Speaking, 1st
Tyler Ehlers – Bentonville, AR – Progress – Plant Systems, 1s; Emp. Interview, 1st; Soils Specialist, 2nd
Whitney Freund – Neosho, MO – Planning – Ag Business Non-Retail, 2nd
Megan Gilbreath – Carthage, MO – Progress – Retail Ag, 3rd; Emp. Interview – Ag Sales, 4th
Trinity Gray – Halltown, MO – Progress- Retail Ag, 1st; Emp. Interview – Ag Sales, 2nd
Kari Hickman – Halfway, MO – Dairy Specialist, 5th; Emp. Interview – Dairy Prod., 2nd; Soils Specialist, 5th
Jasmine Hopper – Cassville, MO – Progress – Ag Education, 4th; Ag Education Specialist, 4th, Crops Specialist, 1st
Alexis Lasseter – Drumright, OK – Planning – Non-Ruminant Animals, 2nd
Mikayla Lund – Carthage, MO – Ag Education Specialist, 3rd
Hannah Miller – Nevada, MO -Progress – Ag Education, 3rd
Morgan Mitchell – Seligman, MO -Dairy Specialist, 1st
Hilsden Moseley – Wheaton, MO – Planning – Ag Business Non-Retail, 1st; Emp. Interview – Forestry, 4th
Nastasia Neier – Bentonville, AR – Planning – Non-Ruminant Animals, 1st, Emp. Interview – Feeds/Animal Health, 2nd; Livestock Specialist, 1st
Brayden Nowack – Holt, MO – Planning Ag Management and Marketing,               4th; Crops Specialist, 4th
Regan Price – Goodman, MO – Emp. Interview – Floriculture, 4th
Lane Sowder – Carthage, MO – Progress – Management/Marketing, 2nd
Cheston Stacy – Humansville, MO – Planning – Hort. And Natural Resources, 3rd; Crops Specialist, 3rd
Chance Wallace – Seneca, MO – Planning – Ag Education, 3rd; Emp. Interview – Livestock, 2nd; Equine Specialist, 5th
Iris Wormington – Monett, MO – Progress – Processing/Biotech, 1st; Crops Specialist, 2nd; Emp. Interview – Feeds/Animal Health, 1st

Quiz Bowl Team A  – 3rd (Iris Wormington, Jasmine Hopper, Morgan Mitchell, Chance Wallace, Megan Gilbreath)

Quiz Bowl Team B – 1st (Tyler Ehlers, Hilsden Moseley, Cheston Stacy, Lane Sowder, Trinity Gray)

State President – Chance Wallace
State Treasurer – Hilsden Moseley